Identification: Japanese Maple I.D. please

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  1. Jude

    Jude New Member

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    Hi,

    I have been growing this Japanese maple from a mature tree that died maybe 5 years ago now from a nasty winter. I always believed this is a Japanese maple but there is nothing like it at any of the nurseries in Burlington, Ontario where I reside. Can anyone tell me the proper name of it please?

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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    This is an Amur maple and not a Japanese maple.
     
  3. Jude

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    Oh wow, Ron, what took you so long? LOL! Fastest answer I have ever had and thanks so much, that is what it is for sure! Now I have never grown this particular tree in any of my gardens and it just turned up beneath the dying Japanese maple so I just figured it must be a baby and I nursed it along thinking I had a clone of my dead tree. But I love this tree just as much and more so now I know what I have growing. Obviously it was a transplant compliments of some bird or the wind! It is getting quite tall but is not shaped like a tree but a very large shrub. I will just leave it alone and let it do its own thing. Again, many thanks!

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    The flowers are fragrant.
     
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    Yes, Ron, they are very mildly scented and quite lovely! Gotta wonder where it came from though although my bachelor's buttons were compliments of some bird also! Again many thanks!
     

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