Friday, September 01, 2006
APB Japanese Maple Variety
A friend at work asked me to help her find out what variety of Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum) this might be. So, I'm putting out this *all points bulletin* to see if anyone knows.
Because who knows, YOU might see this picture and think, "that's exactly like one I have in my garden and it is fill-in-the-blank". Or maybe Trey knows?
She saw the tree growing in Portland, Oregon while on vacation. She says the bark is smooth and the branches are light green. Plus, the new foliage is red, as you can see. This may be a function of the amount of light the "outer" leaves are getting compared to the "inner" leaves.
Regardless, she wants to find this tree for her own yard and would love to know what variety it is. Anyone have any ideas?
Or if you don't know what variety this is "exactly", if you have a Japanese maple that is similiar, what is the variety and would you recommend it for a Zone 5 garden?
It is quite an attractive tree, I will admit!