Japanese Maple I.D.

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  1. artnerd

    artnerd Active Member

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    Are there any maple lovers who can please ID this beauty? It was planted @ 10 years ago, not sure how old it was when purchased. Leaves are a pretty green in spring/summer. I thought it might be an Osakazuki, but really I have no idea.

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    The leaves are a bit lighter in colour than my Osakazuki. Could it be Hogyoku ?
     
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    Thank you Pat, that may be a possibility. This tree has been growing in part shade with only an hour or 2 of late afternoon sun in the summer months, almost full shade the rest of the year, which may possibly affect its display of fall colour?
     
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    That's a good point. My Osakazuki is up against a north facing wall & gets almost no sunlight. It's a consistent red colour in autumn.
     

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    Gomero Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    It is certainly a beautiful looking tree, certainly not Ohsakazuki (it is never yellow). The basic question is: is it a seedling or a named selection?. If it was a named selection my wild guess would be Kihachijo, but arguably there are a number of other amoenum selections that could also fit the picture.

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