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Need an ID please.

Postby Queala » Jul 02, 2011 7:50 am

Was wondering if this is a coral bark maple. If so what is the full name if anyone knows. Newer leaves are reddish then turning green. Below are some pictures. Hope they turned out O.K. Thanks for any help :D
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Need an ID please.



Re: Need an ID please.

Postby Tigger » Jul 04, 2011 10:02 am

I can't be positive that it is, but the coral bark maple is officially Acer palmatum 'Sango Kaku'. If the newer growth holds that hot color after leaf drop, then it probably is. Other Japanese maples will have some red new bark, but most turn darker by winter.

Here's a link that looks most like yours:

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