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Help ID this tree

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by JimLewis, Apr 1, 2006.

  1. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
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    This is a picture I took last summer of what looks to be some kind of Japanese Maple. It's on a property owned by an HOA. And they'd like another matching one installed on the other corner. I searched local nurseries last year and never could find one that was quite similar enough. I am sure it's Acer palmatum. But what variety? I figured maybe it's something more common in other states. Anyone know???

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  2. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
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  3. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
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    Soorry not to bite..missed it yesterday!
     
  4. dkeisala

    dkeisala LawnSite Senior Member
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    Is it really purple or is it the lighting? I think it's a bloodgood maple. Do a search for bloodgood maple or Monrovia has a good picture of one on their site.
     
  5. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
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    It's an April fools joke man..there are no Acer palmatums that are purple!
     
  6. dkeisala

    dkeisala LawnSite Senior Member
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    No, but bloodgoods are a Japanese maple in the acer palmatum family. They have red leaves, almost a deep purple with a growth habit like the one in Jims picture. The light is hitting the top of the leaves as the picture is being taken and w/ a digital camera, the true color of the leaf my not be accurately presented in the picture.
     

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