Identification: Help Identify these red japanese maples.

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  1. pinoo

    pinoo New Member

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    Hello guys! I purchased these maple seedlings from a local nursey here in Srinagar,India.

    The seller himself seemed clueless about the proper identification of these maple seedlings.
     

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    pinoo New Member

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    Guys help would be appreciated.
     
  3. emery

    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Acer palmatum var atropurpureum (or atropurpureum group). HTH
     
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    maf Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Nice seedlings.

    I agree with Emery, they are Acer palmatum f. atropurpureum. The name "Atropurpureum" was originally used for a single cultivar but has over time come to be applied to a whole group of red leaved clones and seedlings.

    Even if the parents were named cultivars, the seedlings will not be exactly true to type and cannot carry forward the cultivar name.

    I looked up the climate in Srinagar and it seems like it will be a good environment for growing these trees.
     
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    Thank you very much guys.
     

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