Acer palmatum 'Chisio', but not 'Chisio improved'.

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    Jaybee63 Rising Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    I can’t find a thread for Chisio so here goes.
    This is not Chisio Improved.
     

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    9th June 2021 and leaves at last. You have to be so very patient this year...
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    @Jaybee63 how do you find the leaf size on this?

    I bought a decent sized one years ago from Morrisons (!) labelled 'Chishio' that looked as if it came out of a Dutch greenhouse or similar. Leaves seem to be, on average, a little larger and slightly wider lobed than 'Shindeshojo', and it holds its colour about as long. Because of where it came from I have never been 100% confident it had the correct ID.
     
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    Mine came from James Harris at Mallet Court nursery in Somerset.
    It was a few years ago and he had some really nice plants.
     
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    Yes, Mallet Court are a good nursery. I was wondering what size leaves you get on your plant so I can compare mine and see if I also have the original 'Chishio'.
     
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    Hi Maf,
    There are clusters of different sizes leaves so I am attaching a few photos.
    I’m not sure what the improved version looks like as “Chishio” is stunning in spring.
    Photos taken this morning. CB880771-B464-4567-B3E8-B3FF8C710063.jpeg 464C64EB-150F-460A-961E-F0390FADF3ED.jpeg AF69A70B-445F-4693-92C4-ECB6580D5D79.jpeg
     
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    My tree also has a variety of sizes but go up to about 8cm / 3 inches for the largest leaves. Yours look smaller than that so mine is probably not a vanilla 'Chishio' after all - I have always suspected as much. Thanks @Jaybee63
     
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    I would guess so, I’ve never seen leaves anywhere near 3”
     
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    Post #2 from me below with photo . But this is under Shishio Improved and not Chishio Improved.
     

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