Video:Types of Japanese Maple Treeswith Keith Mickler
Japanese maples come in hundreds of different varieties with unique leaves. Watch this About.com video to see more Japanese maples, and the leaves' colors, textures and shapes.See Transcript
Transcript:Types of Japanese Maple Trees
Hi, I'm Keith Mickler with the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension in Floyd County and we're here to today to talk about Japanese maples for About.com.
Leaf Types on Japanese Maple Tress
There of thousands of cultivars of Japanese maples. There are many leaf types on Japanese maples, at least four to five different style of leaves.
But here we have, the Japanese maple Acer Palmatum Atropurpureum. And it comes out with a reddish color foliage when it comes out. It also has a reddish colored foliage in the fall.
Also, on maples, all maples, regardless of which ones, they have seed, and the seeds are called basidiocarps, and you can see these on this red maple, are red.
And here, Acer Palmatum Sango Kaku. This is the coral bark maple. The coral bark Japanese Maple is known for its' coral colored bark. It also will have your light greenish, actually some coral color in it as it comes out in the Spring and in the Fall. But this one is known for its coral color along the bark and the stems.
Japanese Maple Leaves' Color and Shape
And here is another Japanese Maple, this one is known as Acer Palmatum Dissectum cut leaf. Why is it cut leaf? Look at the real frilly, little leaves. They're cut. They're real fine, often times called a lace leaf.
Now Acer Palmatums, they were really given the name palmatum because the leaves look like the palm of someone's hand. So this one is a kind of a weeping Japanese Maple. It will stay short. It is grafted on to the mother root stalk. So, in here there's a big swollen area where it was grafted on to this plant to get this weeping form.
So this one is Acer Palmatum Dissectum cut leaf and there are several varieties of these as well. You may have a small cut leaf. You may have a larger leaf. You may have a red one. You could have a green one.
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