Atropurpureum, Bloodgood or....?

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  1. guilherme

    guilherme New Member

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    Dear all,

    As you know, due the low resources that we have here in Brazil, many times some nurseries offer badly named Acer cultivars.

    Take a look in this pictures, please. What you think?

    I bought like Acer palmatum "atropurpureum". But sometimes I think that's a Bloodgood... In Vertress 2001 they describe atropurpureum and bloodgood as Palmatum group, but in 2010 they classify both like Amoenum.

    I see this like Palmatum... but maybe you people can help me to identify correctly!

    Thanks a lot!
    Guilherme
     

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    Anybody can help-me?
     
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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    I'd like to, but I'm just an amateur like you, and it's very hard to tell: there are several cv that can look very similar. I have one that I just call "A. atropurpureum" for lack of information.

    Anyway, what really matters is that it stays healthy, and yours looks perfect.
     
  5. Onra

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    For me Bloodgood is just an improved cultivar of Acer palmatum atropurpureum!

    Bloodgood seems to have bigger leaves than atropurpureum, and it is a problem for bonzaika. But anyway, if your tree is not graft you will never be sure that it is a Bloodgood cultivar.

    Also, you can read this interesting subject about the differences between atropurpureum and Bloodgood: http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/forums/showthread.php?t=51909
     
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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Thanks for the link, Monsieur Onra.

    PS: that's an unusual name, Onra. Is it Rumanian?
     
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    It is just an nickname for a forum, read it from the last letter to the first one ;-)
     
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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    That's exactly what I suspected, Arnaud ;°D
     
  9. guilherme

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    Thanks for all,

    It's relly a great subject Onra. I thinking that I have an atropurpureum... my tree have an deep-green leafs in sometimes of the year. That's occours two times, in middle-spring and middle-summer... Aftar that, the leaf became to scarlet-red for the fall.

    It's a grafted tree. But we never knows their origin. Like a said before, there are no professionalism in the nurseries working with JM.

    Ok... That's good... but the true about my atropurpureum we will never be sure! jejeje

    Best regards,
    Guilherme
     
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    If it is grafted, it should be a bloodgood or emperorI, in my opinion..
     

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