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Last post 10-06-2011 8:11 AM by Silver surfer. 3 replies.
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I have a Japanese Acer but I was wondering if anyone could tell me the type? I haven't seen many as large as this so any information would be gratefully appreciated. Thanks
This looks like an Acer palmatum dissectum to me. But I couldn't say which cultivar.
Hi Andrew, welcome,
There are many similar Acer P. cultivars, some good close ups of single leaves with a ruler in the shot for scale would help identify it.
Almost impossible to id any further.
Is it grafted? If not then it probably is Acer palmatum dissectum viride group. ( A maple with dissected green leaves)
There are so many things that come into the equation, besides the size and shape of the leaves.
e.g.The colour of the young leaves in the spring. The colour the leaves go in the autumn.
Then you need an expert in Acers/maples.......
May I recommend a trip to Westonbirt. The National Arboretum. It is well worth the journey. Esp in the autumn when the colours are spectacular. There you can see many Maples sp and cultivars. They are holders of the national collection of Acers, and have many fine specimens.