Identification: Grafted unknown young maple

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  1. Cjart

    Cjart Active Member

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    I bought this little untagged acer palmatum (I think it's acer palmatum) from a neighborhood nursery that sells maples mostly from Buchholz in Oregon. It was on sale at the end of the season in October 2017. Thought maybe it was Osakazuki but the leaves are not the same as that one. The mature leaves are a little distinctive--amoenum and the lobes are kind of club shaped. Was thinking that maybe someone would recognize them. I have only 34 maples and it matches none of them and have studied Vertree's book but not sure of anything. It has been a really hardy little tree and has been in the ground through last winter. Seems to be thriving in 6b. So if anyone has an inkling of what it is I would appreciate hearing! Thanks so much!
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  2. Ron B

    Ron B Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    Maybe you can find it on the Buchholz web site. Or you can find a match at a local retailer, with labeling - did you ask anybody about it where you bought it for instance? Because they were probably sent more than one of them - if this operation is a going concern maybe they got some more of them this year, or will be later in spring.
     
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    Yes these are good ideas that I will try. The greenhouse has been going since the 1930s in the same spot. But Japanese Maples are not a specialty. I’m sure they would help me if they recognize it from the photos. I have taken leaves to compare when I see something that looks close. I probably should have taken it there when it was still in a pot! Thanks Ron
     

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