Plant ID forum: What species is this tree?

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Plano, Texas
Redbird14
Apr 17, 2018 3:09 PM CST
Before you say liquidambar styraciflua, its definitely a Maple... sort of Palmatum-ish...maybe?
It looks incredibly like Sweetgum leaves, but this tree has keys not prickly balls.

I was told by owner that tree came from TxA&M Univ., as a grafted tree, but the grafted portion died and this maple is the rootstock.

This tree (or part of it) has bonsai in its future.
Thanks!

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DaisyI
Apr 17, 2018 4:10 PM CST
Acer palmatum is the only maple I know of that is used as rootstock.
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Henhouse
Apr 17, 2018 4:44 PM CST
Take a look at Acer truncatum.
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islander
Apr 17, 2018 6:00 PM CST
I think Henhouse might have it.
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DaisyI
Apr 17, 2018 7:49 PM CST
Thumbs up
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Plano, Texas
Redbird14
Apr 17, 2018 9:33 PM CST
Yes, I believe you got it. Thanks Henhouse!

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