Unusual Korean maple seedling

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  1. kbguess

    kbguess Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Found this seedling among some Korean maple liners that I ordered this spring. Nice dark green leaves. Lighter colored seedlings are A. palmatum species

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    Jaybee63 Rising Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Seedlings are worth growing on if they attract the eye.
    Often their true characteristics don’t emerge for 2 to 3 years.
    It’s not all about the colour either, sometimes it’s their form, growth habit which can draw the eye.
     
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    Here’s one of mine I’ve kept as it spreads rather than reaching for the sky, somewhat like a dissectum F388D5BA-D077-4228-9236-DD5EF1460E25.jpeg 53610F1C-C793-4105-A9F9-3AEFBB133DF6.jpeg 27EA27C5-7D9E-4313-B15C-9D7C34AAC74C.jpeg 6EFBBEBB-6BAB-439A-9B8A-5CA7F977E7BF.jpeg .
     

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    kbguess Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    @LoverOfMaples
    Yes I got my plugs and bare root seedlings from Heritage.
    The plugs did fine. The Korean maples were bare root and only 8 or so out of 25 leafed out.
    I probably will not get bare root again

    However the one I posted picture of is so distinct that I consider the losses more than compensated for. LOL
     
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    Seeds are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get...
     
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    So true, but what a feeling when something special turns up
     
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    kbguess Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    The unusual Korean maple seedling on left
    "Typical" on right
     
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    hey keith, most of mine i have look like the one on the left. im sure most are hybrids. the tree i collect from is surround by palmatums.
     
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    kbguess Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    @LoverOfMaples That is interesting. I haven't seen a lot of Korean maples locally. All I have seen were like the one on the right.
    Hybridization is fascinating.
     
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    I think this is why I love seedlings.
     
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    maf Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    I am in agreement with the hybrid theory of @LoverOfMaples. Left hand Korean maple seedling definitely looks like the mother was knocked up by palmatum pollen.
     
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    Is that a new botanical term M ?
     
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    I few of my Korean maple seedlings.
     

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