Help, Identifying cultivar

nemesicJuly 23, 2012

Hello all,

I have two Japanese maple plants but dont know their cultivar. Anybody help ?

Here is their images:

And another concern. They are about 4 months old. Should I prune it to get it bushier ?

Thank you!!

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Nemesic, For me thats about impossible to guess. You dont state if these were purchased from a nursery as grafted cultivars or are they seedlings from under a friends tree. Anyway i wouldnt prune those little babies if the were mine.You have a long way to go with them.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2012 at 9:25AM
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Hi AL,
Thank you for replying.
I did not purchase them, I collected them in Maple Street/Santa Rosa/CA. I though we could identify them with their leaves :(. Ok, then I won't prune it. Hope it grows up. I love JM.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2012 at 10:19AM
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Given the size of the little creatures, they look to be seedlings. ANY Japanese maple seedling regardless of parentage is considered just a form of the species, Acer palmatum. No cultivar designation. All named cultivars must be asexually propagated, either by grafting or, less frequently, by cutting.

You won't need to worry about any pruning for several years :-)

    Bookmark   July 24, 2012 at 1:30PM
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Thank you very mucn Gardengal48 :-).

    Bookmark   July 24, 2012 at 10:45PM
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