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sorinabsorinab Posts: 24
Can anyone recommend a an acer specialist please? We want to replace the acer we have with the same type, but I do not know what type it is. 


  • B3B3 Posts: 25,231
    Post a picture and maybe someone here can help you.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,063
    edited July 2018
    I recall a forum member (Robert343) ; not posted though for a long time . :/
    He had a superb collection of Japanese Acers and certainly knew his subject .
  • sorinabsorinab Posts: 24
    I will try to post a picture. But, to be honest, it's just the classic red, deep, fine lobbed acer type. Very confusing because it's 5 m tall already
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,284
    Could it be acer palmatum dissectum atropurpureum?
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • sorinabsorinab Posts: 24
    It could be, but then when I googled it before, it seems that that type only goes up to 3/4 metres and mine is already beyond 5!
  • glasgowdanglasgowdan Posts: 632
    Tree sizes in sales adverts rarely apply to mature specimens left to their own devices. 
  • sorinabsorinab Posts: 24
    o ok. So which shall I go for? Because there are a few types, red, deep, fine lobbed. 
  • Allotment BoyAllotment Boy Posts: 6,168
    edited July 2018
    Acers are  most often grafted onto root stocks so maybe this is on a more vigorous one. Also remember the industry standard is to quote the size after 10 years but this does not mean it will stop getting bigger after that. Larchfield trees have a good website you may find yours on there, or try Norfield Nurseries they exhibited at Chelsea.
    AB Still learning

  • sorinabsorinab Posts: 24
    we bought it as a fairly small acer more than 10 years, still looking for a name of a best replacement please
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,097
    I think Pete has really answered your query  :)
    There is a variety called Acer pal. diss. Garnet which is popular, but smaller. Acer pal. dissectum  is the one with finely divided foliage, as opposed to Acer pal. purpureum which has the more usual maple shaped foliage. 
    There's also one called Bloodgood which is popular, but I think it's a palmatum not  dissectum. 
    Your own conditions and climate have a bearing on the size of any plant too  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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