Maples in parks and elsewhere

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  1. Kodama05

    Kodama05 New Member

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    Hi! I try to find what Acer is it. It's in our national botanical garden. On the board is Sieboldianum Kinugasa-yama, but definitely not according to leaves.
    A forgot take more pictures (I'll make more next year) but any guessing based on that?
    I'd like it very much, but I don't know, what have I searching for.
     

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  2. emery

    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    It's really hard to ID cultivars from photos. Certainly it's not 'Kinu gasa yama' -- that's how I have the spacing, but your version is just as likely -- but otherwise, it's probably some form of A. amoenum var. matsumurae.
     
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    maf Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    100% agree. Definitely a matsumurae but virtually impossible to name to a cultivar level. I can't even think of any with a similar sounding name that look like that and could have been mixed up. Could also be a rootstock that took over if the graft died.
     
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  4. AlainK

    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Went back to "Arboretum des Grandes Bruyères" today. Splendid.
    A few maples in the "Japanese garden" section.
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    This one is labelled "Acer sieboldianum" : I strongly doubt that it is.
    The samaras are all red, OK, but it looks more like a matsumurae. What do you think ? Any suggestion ?


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    There are many other maples that I didn't bother to photograph (A. davidii, A. tataricum, A. trifolium still green, A. buergerianum, etc.) but there are two in the "American section that were displaying great colours.

    I don't know what the 1st one is, but I'm pretty sure it's a maple (opposed leaves). A very light yellow, seldom seen here. Any suggestion ?

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    And what members here helped me identify lat year, Acer x freemanii :

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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Can't see it too well but possibly Acer cappadocicum 'Aureum' ?
     
  6. AlainK

    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    I don't think so, and it was in the section "America".
    I should have taken a photo of the leaves on the ground, they looked more like Acer saccharum...
     
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    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    It looks like A. amoenum to me, clearly not sieboldianum.

    The light yellow one looks like saccharinum, the silver maple.
     
  8. AlainK

    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Hi Emery,

    I meant amoenum, and I think you're right about the A. sccharum too...
     
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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Yesterday, I went to a meeting against antisemitism in Orléans. Before getting back, I walked in the streets of the "old Orléans" to take photos of "half-timbered houses" (most of them 18th-19th century, a few of them older).
    In the early nineteen-eighties, I rented a small flat in a street facing the Loire (top window in the first photo).

    Across the street, there was a car-park, atop a cubic concrete block that was used as a kind of wholesale market.
    About 20 years ago, a cinema was built inside, and a restaurant above (excellent ! I had a meal there a couple of years ago). The parking lot was turned into a kind of park, but I had never been there until yesterday.

    My! There are big trees, and even a vegetable garden with herbs (various thyme, mints, etc.) and even a row of Acer palmatum and a multi-trunk cork-oak.

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    I must visit again in the spring, and I'll post more photos...

    PS : a photo from the top of this park, towards the Loire :

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