Weeping JM with tiny leaves

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  1. Margot

    Margot Renowned Contributor 10 Years

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    I saw a lovely weeping Japanese Maple at Milner Gardens in Qualicum Beach, BC with extremely tiny green leaves . . . maybe an inch or inch-and-a-half across. I couldn't take a picture but hoping to find out which cultivar or cultivars have leaves so small.
     
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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    My (potted) 'Ryusen' has rather small leaves, but not so small : 3.5cm x 4cm.

    Maybe the tree was weeping because no one wouls adopt him, you should have given him a home full of love and care... ;°)

    EDIT : just calculated that an inch and a half is about 3.75 cm.
    I went out to take some photos, the first one is from the top (gets some sun from 4 to 8), the last one from the bottom (almost always in the shade):

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    (an inch is 2.54 cm)
     
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    Margot Renowned Contributor 10 Years

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    Thanks for the suggestions but I don't think the maple I saw was Ryusen. I have sent a request for identification but don't know if or when I'll hear back. Milner Gardens is an old ocean-front estate with many unusual trees and shrubs, not all labelled. If I get back there, I'll be sure to take a photo and re-submit this post. https://milnergardens.viu.ca/

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