Identification: Sempervirens or paxii ?

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  1. AlainK

    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Went for a walk in a park yesterday and to my surprise, there was this maple with leaves fully developped. It is staked and must have been planted recently. None of the other maples have leaves, even the few Acer palm-oenum. The photo is not very good, but do you think it is Acer sempervirens, paxii, or other ?...

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    I have a friend who lives close to the park so I'll take other photos next week. If it doesn't rain...
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Good evening Alain, it does have the appearance and texture of Acer sempervirens and with the browning of the outer lobes IMO it is what you suggested.
     
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    Looks like a flannel bush.
     
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    Margot Renowned Contributor 10 Years

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    Are you talking about Fremontodendron californicum?
     
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    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Well, it does look alternate, but I had a really hard time telling from the pic. If it is a maple it's neither of the two you mention. Maybe this is what Acer undulatum looks like, ha! :)
     
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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    I must definitely go back and check.
     

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