Acer/Japanese Maple ID
Hi there, everyone,
I’m new to the forum but just hoping for some help in identifying two acers. The first couple of pictures are of a little pinkish-red acer that my mom has had in her garden for a couple of years with no label. I think it’s either a Beni Maiko, a Beni Kosode or a Shin-deshojo. I’m hoping it’s a Beni Kosode or a Shin-deshojo so I can add it to my collection that I have started in my garden, as I already have a Beni Maiko and with limited space, I don’t want to end up with two of the same thing.
But then comes my next question. My acer was labelled by the nursery as a Beni Maiko but after looking at pictures of Maiko trees online, mine just seems like too pale a pink to be a Maiko and the lobes of the leaves too fine. Online the Maikos look a much deeper pink, on a par with my mom’s acer in the first pictures. The third picture is a picture of my supposed ‘Beni Maiko’. I know online pictures can be colour enhanced or nurseries can mislabel things, which makes identification hard. I’d love some advice from anyone who has got a more experienced eye than myself to confirm what they both are.
Many thanks in advance