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Torg22Torg22 Posts: 302

Just thought I would share a couple of pictures of my new Acers bought today (Fred & Barry). Acers are definitely one of my favourite plants, they look so elegant and calming. Loving these two! 

I know one is a Palmatum Dissectum but the other wasn't labelled. The guy at the garden center said it was something that sounded very japanese, something like katsom....zaki something etc. Can anyone name it? 

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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,267

    Could be Acer shirasawanum Aureum.

    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • AngieRAngieR Posts: 347

    I don't think the leaf is quite right for A. shirasawanum but there is one called Acer palmatum Katsura

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336

    Lovely specimens, Torg. image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 4,472

    They are fab - my favourites too. Could be Sango-kaku? 

    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
  • autumngloryautumnglory Posts: 255

    I don't think it's sango kaku, that's a coral bark maple.

  • Torg22Torg22 Posts: 302
    AngieR says:

    I don't think the leaf is quite right for A. shirasawanum but there is one called Acer palmatum Katsura

    See original post

     Oh i think it was this one that he said it was!  My dad has one similar in his garden but he dosent know what it is neither :) 

    Thanks for all your help everyone. 

  • Torg22Torg22 Posts: 302

    I've just been Google image searching. The garden centre has shirasawanum too, must say they were lovely looking too but outside of my budget as they were in bigger containers. 

  • Torg22Torg22 Posts: 302

    Sorry to be a pain but can anyone identify this one. I have had this one for a year or so now (found it in the front garden hidden away behind some bushes). 

    My guess is a atropurpureum but im not 100% convinced. Very happy with it this year as when I dug it up last year it was a sorry sight. 

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  • TomCranhamTomCranham Posts: 139
    Torg22 says:

    Just thought I would share a couple of pictures of my new Acers bought today (Fred & Barry). Acers are definitely one of my favourite plants, they look so elegant and calming. Loving these two! 

    I know one is a Palmatum Dissectum but the other wasn't labelled. The guy at the garden center said it was something that sounded very japanese, something like katsom....zaki something etc. Can anyone name it? 

    imageimageSee original post

     Love the look of the second tree!

  • Torg22Torg22 Posts: 302

    Thanks Tom. Yes, I wasn't out looking for 2 (only wanted a dissectum) but loved the shape of the katsura so much i had to buy, which didnt please my wife much :) 

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