Identification: Id lace leaf red jm please

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  1. garcrob

    garcrob Member

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    first one i just pruchased a week ago and it had the wrong tag on it, i picked it up for $15.99 so i got a good deal, but need to know what it is so i can properly take care of it.

    I brought it inside because we had a bad storm and i didn't want it to get overwatered.
     

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    Silver surfer Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    chimera Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Is it grafted ?
     
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    not sure if it was or not.
     
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    What tag was on it?

    Where did you get it? If you got it from a knowledgeable nursery, perhaps they just made a mistake...could you go back and ask?

    In any case, you can't go wrong with the standard JM care procedure...morning sun, afternoon shade. Good draining soil, etc...
     
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    mattlwfowler Active Member Maple Society

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    Unfortunately I don't know that you can determine without a doubt what exact cultivar it is, but it looks a lot like Inaba shidare. It looks like it may be grafted there at about 8 or 10 inches; you should be able to see a slight wound and a slight change in the color or texture of the bark if it is grafted.

    I would personally care for it as if it was an Inaba shidare, because it resembles Inaba shidare with that dark purple red coloration and big bold leaf lobes. Calling it a dissectum atropurpureum would be more correct since we can't say for certain without confirmation that it is grafted or rooted from a cutting. However, if it were an Inaba shidare it would keep its deep coloration better in a slightly shadier location than most generic dissectum atropurpureums would. Most of them require a good amount of sunlight to develop and keep the best red to purple coloration.

    Hope I didn't add confusion.
     
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    one of the most common grafted dissectums with that color and growing habit is Acer palmatum 'Tamukeyama' but the realist fact is it is just a red dissectum since a great percentage of inexpensive grafted trees are far from the true colors of the original tree that are so names after. The most important thing is, "enjoy your tree".
     
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    Based on the 3rd pix, it has seven lobes and toothed margin, it is likely to be a
    Acer Palmatum (Dissectum Group) 'Red Dragon'. Needs protection from summer drought and cold wind.
     
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    thanks for the replies, I think it very well may be a red dragon, someone else in another forum said the same thing.
     
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    That thing is so red.. haha
     

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