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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Autumn foliage tree, no closeup

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October 26, 2012
2:00 PM

Post #9316255

Hi again.
This colours later than the Nyssa previously submitted. Sorry about the lack of a closeup but any ideas would be appreciated. Again, taken in Mt. Usher gardens.

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United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

October 26, 2012
3:47 PM

Post #9316342

Possibly Red Maple? That's only a guess though, no confidence in it at all.


October 27, 2012
6:03 PM

Post #9317371

Hi Resin,
I have tried to magnify it, but no dice! I will have to visit it again, I'm afraid, very long shot.
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 7b)

October 27, 2012
6:23 PM

Post #9317387

I agree w/Resin, looks like it could be a red maple (based on colour) but that's just a guess. If you do visit again, get a close-up of the foliage (even if all the leaves have fallen) so we can see the shape. Also a close-up of the branches to show the leaf arrangement and buds would be very helpful.

November 14, 2012
6:01 PM

Post #9333412

Thanks folks. It does look quite like A. rubrum 'October Glory' that a friend of mine has but I did not even see this tree close up. The help is really appreciated.
Bonners Ferry, ID
(Zone 6b)

November 14, 2012
6:55 PM

Post #9333465

I, too, would have thought it's from the Maple family. Wish my plant I.D. skills were better, especially for trees. By the way, Mt. Usher garden in one of my very favorites places in Ireland. The first picture book I received of Ireland had the most gorgeous photo of a scene there--it looked like I pictured the Garden of Eden would have looked. I had to see it for myself, hence our first trip to Ireland. I took many photos of that lovely spot.

November 29, 2012
1:11 PM

Post #9345558

For leafpeeper:

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Archbold, OH

November 29, 2012
6:43 PM

Post #9345808

I am thinking maple also, and red maple is a good match. If it was here in the U.S. I would be more likely to think red maple, but since you are from Ireland I don't know what types of maples or other trees grow around there.

From what I can see in the photo the branch structure and leaves make me think maple but from that distance it is hard to tell.
Many types of maples can have the orangish color of the one in your photo.

I work with a lot of maples in bonsai (they are one of my favorites) and maples generally have that powerful branch structure with a lot of slight bends in the trunk like in your picture.

December 5, 2012
3:34 PM

Post #9350748

Thanks to all,
I will repost next year when I get a close photo.

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