need help identifying what type of maple tree

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  1. bigiron

    bigiron New Member

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    I pass this tree everyday and I really like it. I think it's a maple tree but not sure what type. Can someone help identify? Thanks!
     

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    Michael F Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Needs a close-up photo of the leaves, please. Pics of seeds (if present) will also help.

    PS welcome to the forums!
     
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    I was able to find a similar tree but with green leaves instead of the darker (red) leaves from my original picture. See pictures below.
     

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    Michael F Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Acer palmatum (Japanese Maple)
     
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    Looks like an Osakazuki to me, based on the leaf shape and the reddish seeds. Usually Osakazuki seeds are more red than that. If it turns brilliant crimson in fall then even more likely to be Osakazuki.

    Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki' (Japanese Maple)
     
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    emery Rising Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    It is Acer palmatum subsp amoenum, or what the Japanese (and now many Western botanists) will call Acer Amoenum.

    'Osakazuki' is a good example of a selection of amoenum, because it's very typical indeed. For me this is probably not 'Osakazuki', but we will never know from a photo anyway.

    Japanese Maple though, for sure. :)
     
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    Thanks for the replies. I didn't know that japanese maple can grow taller than a house, now I know.
    I'm a new home owner and just starting to learn and appreciate trees. I have a big crimson king maple in the backyard and I really like how its stands out from all the green tress above the house.
     

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