Plant ID forum: Help identifying Japanese Maple

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Name: Eric
Virginia (Zone 7a)
Eez1990
May 2, 2018 10:30 AM CST
As a first time home owner I recently went to a high-end local nursery, (exited for my first bit of my own landscaping) where I saw a Japanese maple sitting way off to the side of the property with no tag on it. It was a very busy day and I did not want to pester countless employees to try to figure out exactly what kind it was, although one seasoned veteran employee had cared for the tree in a 3 gallon pot for almost 4 years prior to me being the one to take it. Can someone help by identifying this particular Japanese maple, any help is greatly appreciated!
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
May 2, 2018 10:50 AM CST
Welcome!

It may be one called Acer palmatum Alpenweiss. If so, you will have to watch for green leaves/branches periodically sprouting (this tree is a sport and would really love to be green again). Just clip the green leaves out.

In the fall, if its cold enough, it will turn bright red. I'll find/take some photos of mine and post them in a bit.
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Name: Deb
Planet Earth (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
May 2, 2018 10:55 AM CST
Most (if not all?) Japanese maples are grafted trees. Your best bet would be to look through our database and others that focus on J. maples and see if you can find a visual match. The growth pattern will also help you ID your tree - some are taller, some are weeping, etc. They also typically have 3 colors, which will help as well (early spring, summer, fall). Here are a couple web sites:

http://www.amazingmaples.net
https://www.mendocinomaples.co...

Good luck. It's a pretty tree, no matter what it's 'real' name might be.
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Name: Eric
Virginia (Zone 7a)
Eez1990
May 2, 2018 11:00 AM CST
Thank you both for your input, I love the way this tree looks, it was one that when I laid eyes on it even after I kept looking at others I kept going back to it despite not being able to identify it or really know much about it. It seems to be enjoying sun from about 11 AM to 4 PM after which the sun goes behind trees and only gives the tree small amounts of light for the rest of the day. I'm sure it's really glad to be out of that 3 gallon pot it was stuck in for so long, didn't skip a beat during the transplant either Hurray!
Name: Deb
Planet Earth (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Birds Dragonflies Ferns Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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Bonehead
May 2, 2018 11:05 AM CST
Here's one that is similar:

https://www.buchholznursery.co... ('Coral Pink' if this link doesn't work)
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Name: Eric
Virginia (Zone 7a)
Eez1990
May 2, 2018 11:11 AM CST
The leaves look a little too broad to me to be a coral pink, the color is very close but most of these don't seem to have the defined serrated edges that my leaves have. As well as the very pronounced green veins, alpenweiss looks very very similar. Like you said regardless of the "real name" I am in love with this thing
Name: Deb
Planet Earth (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Birds Dragonflies Ferns Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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Bonehead
May 2, 2018 11:17 AM CST
You might try scrolling through the Buchholz web site, there are quite a few that are similar, and you may have to wait until you've seen it through all 3 seasons. They include good descriptions of both the growth habit and color changes. Peaches & Cream is another close one.
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Name: Eric
Virginia (Zone 7a)
Eez1990
May 2, 2018 11:18 AM CST
Seems like it could be a "peaches and cream" Japanese maple

Thanks for all the help, this forum seems to be a promising guide, makes me want to go back and spend more money at the nursery Thank You!
Name: Eric
Virginia (Zone 7a)
Eez1990
May 2, 2018 11:20 AM CST
Bonehead I agree
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Robe6802
May 27, 2019 6:30 PM CST
Trying to identify my Japanese Maple. I believe it's in the Acer Palmatum family but from there I'm stuck identifying it further.

Close to Lijima Sunago, Tsukushigata, Tobiosho but don't see enough to difinatively match to anything I can find.

Hit hard by New Jersey quickly changing weather this winter and due to a couple 65˚ + days followed by a week of sub freezing a couple large branches died this spring. It was full grown (this size) 14 years ago when I moved in and want to start growing another just in case has further problems.


Leaf Type: Palmate
Leaf Area: 25-30 cm
Leaf Size: 3 x 3 inch
Height: 18-20 ft
Width: 15-20 ft
Semi-Upright or Some what weeping
Full Sun to Partial Shade



Thanks for any help




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