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Acer ID please

I'm going through an acer obsession at the moment. This was planted by my father in lawjust before he died 7 years ago. Anybody know which it is? Thanks 


Last edited: 13 May 2017 20:44:19


  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,439

    It looks like Acer palmatum.

    Impossible to say if it is a named cultivar.

    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
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  • The orange dream next to it has now gone lime green whereas this one is different. The second pic took ages to load sorry.

  • Andy LeedsAndy Leeds Posts: 518

    Katsura maybe? 

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,183

    Quite a lot of these Acers have Japanese names and as Silver Surfer said, it is too hard to name one. Just enjoy it and the memories it must bring.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 4,982

    Massive Acer fan - it's really difficult to identify the cultivar names, as others have said. I have been searching for my own, and yours, but often I find a similar leaf but the bark or stem colour is not right. It might be worth searching once you notice any colour change through Summer - some go darker etc. Katsura looks promising - although that's more orangey then goes lime green I think? 

    I second Ladybird in saying - enjoy the gorgeous tree and feel happy memories. 

    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
  • Ooh. I was also wondering about katsura. The thing is I want one for my own garden and wanted to research to see how much sun that particular cultivar could tolerate.

    Never mind, I might just take cuttings anyway and keep in a pot if I am successful.

    Thank you very much everyone for your repliesimage

  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,439

    Even with the tree right infront of them an expert in Acers would  probably struggle.

    Spring colour/autumn colour,  leaf size, stem colour,  growth rate all need to be checked.

    Some Acer palmatums are seed grown and do not have a cultivar name.

    If your tree is grafted it may be a named cultivar...but there are 1000's

    I also had an Acer obsession,  I can warn is not a cheap hobby.

    Ladybird4 is right .

    Love it and look after it...water it and mulch it well.

    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • Torg22Torg22 Posts: 302

    The stems look red?! Could be Sango Kaku 

  • Lily PillyLily Pilly Posts: 3,845

    And remember they hate wind!

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