Trees and Shrubs forum: ID please for a Japanese Maple Tree

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springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Jul 11, 2016 11:12 AM CST
I apologize for the photos poor quality but I was driving! This tree is wider than it is tall and is very full. It is in part sun (surrounded by other trees) in zone 6.
It has a bronze/dark yellowish tint to the new growth/outer leaves on the top of the tree and ends of the branches. The leaves more inside the tree are darker green. Any ideas as to what variety it is?


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springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Jul 22, 2016 5:35 PM CST
here is a better photo, I have noticed the tree gets quite a bit of sun actually, wondering if the coloring varies depending on the amnt of sun it gets?

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shadytrake
Aug 5, 2016 2:09 PM CST
Frillylily said:here is a better photo, I have noticed the tree gets quite a bit of sun actually, wondering if the coloring varies depending on the amnt of sun it gets?


I can't identify the Japanese Maple in your photo, but to answer your question: Yes, some varieties can vary in color depending on the amount of sun, however most are true to their variety color.

There are many green varieties that are green in full sun. Hubby and I are Japanese Maple nuts. We owned 10 in our last home and currently have 8 varieties in our new home.

If you need advice as to variety for your location, just let me know and I can research it for you. Here are a few photos.

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springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Aug 5, 2016 3:59 PM CST
What is the name of the last tree, the one in the bottom right?
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shadytrake
Aug 6, 2016 12:57 AM CST
Frillylily said:What is the name of the last tree, the one in the bottom right?


Acer palmatum 'Emperor I' Mine will be 10' in about 2 years and can reach 20' over time.

This outstanding red palmatum is exceptionally strong tree. It is comparable to 'Bloodgood'; the reliable standard to which all newer red upright palmatums are compared. 'Emperor I' exceeds even 'Bloodgood' in leaf color retention and growth rate. This beautiful tree has an additional advantage of coming into leaf two weeks later - thus reducing the risk of damage by late spring frosts and cold drying winds. 'Emperor I' holds its color well even in shaded areas. The leaves are a deep purple-red throughout the growing season then change a beautiful dark crimson in the fall. This outstanding cultivar grows thin-textured leaves that at times look translucent and glow in the sunlight. 'Emperor I' also known as 'Red Emperor' is a hardy and vigorous grower, growing 8-10 ft. in 10 years. The tree has an up-right wide crown which makes it a good focal point for a large landscape. 'Emperor I' was discovered and developed by Richard Wolff of Red Maple Nursery in Pennsylvania.

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