Which Japanese Acer?

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  1. tallpaul73

    tallpaul73 Member

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    Hi

    I recently moved into a new house and in the garden is what I am told (by 2 seperate people) a Japanese Acer.

    I've attached some pictures (taken on a phone so not that clear) of the tree and wondered if anyone could tell me exactly what type this tree is

    Thanks

    Paul
     

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  2. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    One of the threadleaf cultivars of Acer palmatum.
     
  3. alex66

    alex66 Rising Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    dissectum Viridis!
     
  4. emery

    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    which means green dissectum, right? :)

    Can't tell which one, but a nice green dissectum form of A. palmatum. Obviously thriving.

    -E
     
  5. whis4ey

    whis4ey Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    It is a nice tree
    You will not get any closer an identification than Acer palmatum dissectum ..... it could be any one of quite a number of possibilities of that type, or even a seedling from one of the cultivars
     
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    alex66 Rising Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    @ emery rigth!
     
  7. mr.shep

    mr.shep Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    I've held off from commenting on this
    tree for a variety of reasons. I can say
    this however: by the growth habit, the
    coloring of the leaves, the cuts in the
    lobes, the number of lobes that this
    Maple does show in the photos some
    of the characteristics of a known green
    dissectum that is pictured in the Vertrees'
    books. Later on with photos of the early
    and mid Spring coloration as well as the
    Fall coloring, then we may be better able
    to determine if this Maple is consistent
    with the named form cultivar. Still, this
    plant may be a seedling of it but even so,
    this Maple in these photos is reminiscent
    to being a named form green dissectum
    that some of you are aware of the name
    of..

    Jim
     

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