ID please?


I had assumed that the little tree in front of our house was some sort of blossom tree though I have no valid basis for this assumption.   Well …..   when I got back from Oz I was still thinking that it was about to bloom when it started to sprout leaves instead of petals.    What is this tree?  It is pretty close to the house so I hope it is not a big tree!!

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  1. Such pretty leaves! I'm afraid I'm no good with IDing American trees. Infact, I've been thinking of doing the same thing and posting pictures of all the gorgeous trees here on vox to see if someone can identify them!

  2. Looks like an Acer/Japanese Maple to me Hon.. they're really pretty with delicate foliage and come into their own in the autumn when the leave turn very bright red. If you Google for images 'acer tree' you'll see loads of pictures.
    Lucky you having one.

  3. Being a horticulturist I can postively ID it as being a Japanese Maple. It might be a cultivar of Acer palmatum (of which there are literally hundreds) or another type of Acer sp. It looks similar to Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum'.

  4. LOL! I am a pretty hopeless gardener so I need all the help voxers can give me. I have lived in an apartment for 8 years here and before that the last couple in Australia were with little interest in my poor garden. Plus, as you say, the trees/plants are slightly different here due to the differing climates/hemispheres.

  5. I think everyone has decided it is a Japanese Maple. The colours are gorgeous like you would expect in autumn. Hope that doesn't mean they will be boring in fall! πŸ™‚

  6. I did find lots of photos and they are gorgeous. It is spring here and they are this gorgeous colour! Someone at work told me that they cost a lot to buy so it is nice to know I have a little fortune in my front yard! πŸ™‚

  7. Thank you! How fabulous to have a horticulturist as a neighbour! Please check back regularly for the Emjay "name this plant" competition! πŸ™‚ I googled 'Atropurpureum' and compared and I agree that is what I have. I was a bit concerned to read that it can grow 25' tall (not too bad) but that its spread can be 20 feet (that would be a problem!).

  8. Ha ha..Completely different, in my case. Here's what we had in our tiny garden at home..curry leaf tree, mango tree, guava tree, pomegranate tree, papaya tree, banana tree, a few hibiscus plants, several cacti, tuberoses..the only plants that are familiar here are the cycads!

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