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Guernsey Donkey2Guernsey Donkey2 Posts: 6,713
Can anyone help to name this Acer, which we were given last Autumn as an established plant.  Now that it is in leaf, it may be easier to recognize it perhaps. The stems are almost black and the leaves are a gorgeous copper colour.  We didn't think it would take, so we planted it in a tight spot near Rhodos and Camellias.  Thank you.


  • RubytooRubytoo Posts: 1,323
    It's very pretty, but I think you will have a hard time finding the name, there are so many many Acer cultivars.

    I think someone a while back posted asking if theirs could be identified, and they even contacted the nursery they got it from, ( I think they won it in a competition or something?).
    Upshot was that even the place they got it could not say which one it was.

    Though you might be lucky, Good Luck anyway :)
  • madpenguinmadpenguin Posts: 2,498
    edited May 2019
    Probably a variety of Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum' but other than that I couldn't say!
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  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,152
    Maybe a Bloodgood?   Does it matter?  They all need the same sort of soil/shelter from wind etc tho Bloodgood can take more sun than most.
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  • Guernsey Donkey2Guernsey Donkey2 Posts: 6,713
    O.K. I understand that it would be hard to name, so we will just call it the pretty Acer in the front garden. In some respects I wish I had planted it in a more open space, to show off the colour, but then I know from past experience that Acers like a sheltered spot, so perhaps this was the best place for it as it is so obviously thriving here. I wonder how tall/wide it will grow when mature.
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