Acer palmatum 'Korean Gem'

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  1. amazingmaples

    amazingmaples Well-Known Member

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    I find Korean Gem to be a interesting tree, it changes in the middle of the year from a green tree to a purple red tree. I like its open growing habit which does not require much pruning.
     

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    maf Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Stunning fall colour. The one I photographed at Westonbirt was an intense orange-red:
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    That is great photos of the fall color. It makes it one of the better green trees.
     
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    I bought mine as 'Koreanum', but google tells me this is another name for Korean Gem. Only had this little one for a few weeks, but I love the delicate little leaves and those colours:

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    Much bigger leaves this spring than the ones it had when I received it in autumn - interesting!

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    Stronger, and different location to where it was raised, does make a difference in my experience Xi.
     
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    I think this spot in the garden suits it quite well:

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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Looking at those colours now, you are going to have an amazing Autumnal display also Xi.
     
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    Here we are in summer as the leaves start to bronze:

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    Very bronzed leaves now. I can't wait for the colours of autumn to come for this one!

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    Think it's going to be very special Xi, if those colours are anything to go by.
     
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