Please help ID

Scranton, PA(Zone 5b)

I bought this JM at a garden center last year from the "rescue table." I have no idea what it is. I'm posting some pics. If better pics are requested, I will get to them in as timely a manner as I can. Thank you all in advance!

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Scranton, PA(Zone 5b)

Different pic

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Scranton, PA(Zone 5b)

Last pic...for now.

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Springfield, IL(Zone 6a)

It looks like a grafted tree since the rootstock is flourishing at bottom ... With young plants that have just leafed out or recently leafed out it is hard to tell ( for me) between Acer Japonicum Aconitifolium an upright smaler spreading tree or Acer Japonicum Green cascade a weeping tree...but it doesn't look dissected enough to be the cascade so I would say 99% sure A.J. Aconitifolium... 99% of all JM's are impossible to identify as witnessed in this forum over and over ...this cultivar is an exception in that it is truly distinct from others in leaf shape together with tree form...although as I said with youngins the GC is close in leaf shape ( only) and of course tree form has not been established. David

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Scranton, PA(Zone 5b)

Myer--Thank you. Should I remove/pinch off the growth below?

Any and all advice is greatly appreciated!

Springfield, IL(Zone 6a)

yes remove the growth coming up around the tree from the RS ... obviously not the tree itself ;>) and keep an eye on it ...it will likely re-pop-up every year for a while maybe for many years david

Lakeland / Memphis, TN(Zone 7a)

myersphcf - it sure looks like the foilage on my Fernleaf Full Moon. Acer japonicum 'Filicifolium'. Could it be this ?

Man, if it is that tree - how lucky to get off the rescue table ! It is one of my favorite JM's I have ! Beautiful fall colors.

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Springfield, IL(Zone 6a)

Vertrees considers them so close to be the same tree ... I have both the Acon and "supposedly" the Filic and the differnce ...if any .... is not noticble to me i suspect both are Aconitifolium .although they were supposedly originally from differnt clones..... Since the F is extreemly rare and likely the A anyway since their is no real way of knowing which is which... I think you can assume it is the A.J Aconitifolium . The fall colors on the A.J. acon are spectacular . I think calling them two differnt names is confusing and aids in buying the same tree twice like I did before doing proper study... Of course if you want to call it a filic. go right ahead ...but be appraised it is the basic same cultivar and likely actually is the same cukltivar as the Aconitifolium but given that name by eithyer someone who passed it along or wants to sell more tree to unsuspecting addicts like ME..David

Newport News, VA(Zone 7b)

My all time favorite JM, good rescue!

Scranton, PA(Zone 5b)

WOW! I just did some research on it...I guess I did luck out. It was $5...lol...from the rescue table!

Thank you for your help!

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