Acer palmatum Thunb.
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Rosidae||Roses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more|
|Order||Sapindales||Includes citrus; maples, horse-chestnuts, lychees and rambutans; mangos and cashews; frankincense and myrrh; mahogany and neem|
|Species||palmatum||Means “palm-like,” for the leaves|
About plant names...
Japanese maples are in fact Japanese in origin, occurring naturally in Korea and China as well.
The low, mounded shape of the tree, along with its attractive color varieties and leaf varieties,
have made it enormously popular throughout the world. Numerous cultivars are available.
Identification: These small trees do not exceed 25' (7.6 m) in
height or width.
Because they grow slowly, they often appear as rounded shrubs. Foliage may be purple or green.
Leaves have 5-9 lobes.
Flowers are small, red or purple.
From left to right A. palmatum wild type, A. palmatum ‘Amoenum’, and A. palmatum ‘Matsumurae’ (‘Dissectum’ is similar to ‘Matsumurae’). By Abrahami.
Acer palmatum on Plants for a Future, a resource and information centre for edible and otherwise useful plants
Acer palmatum on Wikipedia
Acer palmatum on Erv Evans' site at the North Carolina State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Acer palmatum at the University of Connecticut Plant Database
Acer palmatum at the Ohio State University PLANTFacts database
7/23/2005 · MacDonalds, Westford, MA ID is uncertain
Acer palmatum description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.
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8/12/2007 · Ellen’s Landscaping, Westford, MA
≈ 5 × 3½" (13 × 9.2 cm) ID is uncertain
8/19/2004 · Westford, MA
6/26/2005 · Falmouth, ME ID is uncertain
Range: Zones 6-8:
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