Identification: Name of acer

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  1. Acer20202020

    Acer20202020 New Member

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    I wonder if anyone could kindly help identify this acer, which I have kept for over 20 years. It has been pruned every few years to keep small, and its present size is 0.6m x 1m (h x w). The photos are taken today on 26th April 2020.

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  2. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Hi Acer202020, IMO it looks very similar to Tsuma Gaki or Tsuma Beni. Or a Hybrid seedling from one of the two.
     
  3. LoverOfMaples

    LoverOfMaples Generous Contributor Maple Society

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    Hi @Acer20202020. It might be a bit of a challenge to tell you the exact name of your maple due the similarities of some jms. I have a Shishi yatsubusa that's similar but not sure if it's been around for 20 years.
     

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    Hi Acerholic and LoverOfMaples, great thanks for the response.
    The three suggested acers are very similar to mine, I think it is closer to Shishi yatsubusa than the other two. Do you know how long Shishi yatsubusa has been around for?
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Hi Acer20202020, Shishi Yatsubusa is a compact dwarf maple, its origins like many are in Japan. I agree with LoverOfmaples, it does look very similar.
    The trouble with naming maples that have lost their original identity tags is often near impossible as there are a few thousand varieties now plus unamed seedlings.
    Whatever name you set on, all that matters in the end is that you do have a beautiful tree.
     
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    Acerholic, thank you.
     
  7. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Your welcome.
     

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