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Acer I have Two out of One...how?

Secret GlenSecret Glen Angus ScotlandPosts: 9
Morning,
Can anyone, preferably our Monty  ;) I have had this Acer for 5 years and just noticed last year that appears to have Two different types? Cannot see any grafting, just appears to
be coming from the original stem? I live in Glen Clova in Scotland and just live my garden, however. It has been a challenge with the rabbits and Cold winters, but I will not give up.
Many Many thanks if you can help me.
Amanda.
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,491
    edited September 2018
    Hi  :)

    Can we have a photo of the trunk where the side branch and the trunk join please ... and of the trunk between the join and the soil surface? 

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,628
    Can you post a close up of the base of the stem below the foliage?
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  • I think it depends on the age of the growth. A branch can start green and darken to red
  • Secret GlenSecret Glen Angus ScotlandPosts: 9
    Ahh thank you for your response...pic attached. Raining at the moment so may be able to get a better pic later.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,491
    edited September 2018
    ZeroZero1 said:
    I think it depends on the age of the growth. A branch can start green and darken to red
    But the leaves on the greener branch aren't as finely dissected as on the redder branch. It also doesn't have the same weeping habit. 
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  • Secret GlenSecret Glen Angus ScotlandPosts: 9
    Hi, no exactly, they are totally different types of Acer. Just wondering if any one has come across this before? And what may have caused this?

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,491
    edited September 2018
    There must be a graft ... that's why we've asked for photos.  :) 

    Don't go out there in the wind and rain ... especially not in this stormy weather ... but when it's fine a close up of the join in the trunk (rather than the leaves) is what we need to see. 
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  • Secret GlenSecret Glen Angus ScotlandPosts: 9
    Ok will do. Thanks.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,491
    Looks like a lovely garden by the way ... I rather suspect you have a great view too?
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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,364
    Agree with @Dovefromabove, clearly 2 trees, 1 must be from the root stock and the other is the grafted tree.
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