Identification: Can anyone identify this Japanese maple?

Discussion in 'Maples' started by Facts OnLine, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. Facts OnLine

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    It is growing outside a restaurant in Mt. Vernon, Washington, US. It is probably 12-18 feet tall. Gray brown trunk. This picture was taken this past weekend, but the tree has not dramatically changed in appearance in the past month or so. The leaves are a bit lighter green than the photo shows. The "wings" vary from a dramatic dark red (in the sun) to an almost-completely green in the shade, and range from 1" to almost 2". The leaves have a matt finish. The appeal (to me, anyway) is the contrast between the green leaves and the very red wings.
     

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    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Could be A. palmatum 'Osakazuki' possibly. It ticks all the boxes.

    The short answer to the question you pose in the title is: no, except for the person who bought and planted it. ;)
     
  3. Facts OnLine

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    Thanks very much.
     
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    it might just be the variety Osakazuki. I have one about 20 feet tall and the seeds are turning quite red but the intensity of the rich Autumn colours are not apparent yet even with lows in the 30's F temperatures.

    Eric
     
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    kaydye Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Looks like Osakazuki to me, too. The tell will be the coloring, though, so you should know pretty soon.
    Kay
     
  6. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    It could also easily be a seedling-grown plant, in which case, it's just Acer palmatum with no cultivar name.
     
  7. Gomero

    Gomero Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    It looks Acer amoenum to me.

    Gomero
     

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