Need maple ID

wadet(z8a WA)April 29, 2007

Hi, found this tree growing in Discovery Park in Seattle. It's apparently growing w/ out any care. The base is ~2'.

What is it?

Thanks.

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wadet(z8a WA)

Try that again...


    Bookmark   April 29, 2007 at 3:03AM
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gardengal48

Most likely Acer platanoides 'Crimson King'. Before it became a park, Discovery Park was a military base (Fort Lawton) for many years and there are many mature cultivated plants growing on it in what are now apparently wild or natural environments.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2007 at 8:59AM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

I don't remember if this specimen fades out later on not. The common larger ones here are 'Crimson King', 'Faassen's Black' and 'Schwedleri'. See A.L. Jacobson, TREES OF SEATTLE - SECOND EDITION.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2007 at 2:21PM
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