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A Japanese maple tree.
WE ALL HAVE OUR OWN VISION OF THIS TREE. IT IS A TREE WHICH STANDS OUT AMOUNG ALL THE OTHER TREES IN THE LANDSCAPING. FROM THERE OUR TREE FRAGMENTS INTO A MULTITUDE OF IMAGES. SOME PEOPLE SEE THE TREE AS TALL, SOME PEOPLE SEE THE TREE AS RED SOME PEOPLE SEE THE TREE AS GREEN AND OTHER PEOPLE SEE THE TREE OF MANY COLORS. EVERYONE'S THOUGHTS ARE CORRECT OF WHAT IS A JAPANESE MAPLE TREE IS.
THE ACER PALMATUM BY MANY PEOPLE'S THOUGHTS IS THE JAPANESE MAPLE TREE BUT THE PALMATUM IS FOUND IN COUNTRIES OTHER THAN JAPAN. IN THE NATURE OF THOUGHTS, WE ARE LOOKING AT A SPECTRUM OF DIFFERENT TYPE OF MAPLE TREES WHICH CAN BE GROUPED TOGETHER TO MAKE "A FAMILY OF TREES" GRACIOUSLY CALLED JAPANESE MAPLES. IN THIS "FAMILY" WE CAN FIND THE MAIN VARIETIES OF ACER JAPONICUM, ACER PALMATUM AND ACER SHIRASAWANUM. FROM THERE WE CAN FIND A WIDER VARIETY OF TREES SUCH AS ACER BEURGERIANUM, ACER CIRCINATUM AND ACER PSEUDOSIEBOLDIANUM WHICH FIT INTO THIS FAMILY. NOW THE FUN BEGINS WITH THE GREAT PLANTSMEN WHO HAVE CROSSED VARIETIES TO CREATE NEW CULTIVARS UNLIKE ANY SEEN BEFORE. THESE TREES ARE THE INGREDIENTS WHICH TRANSFORM THE GARDENER INTO A COLLECTOR.

I HAVE NOT FOUND ANY INFORMATION AS TO HOW MANY CULTIVARS HAVE BEEN CREATED OVER THE LAST FEW DECADES BUT I AM SURE TO SAY IT IS MORE THAN YOU CAN PUT INTO YOUR GARDEN. WITH HUNDREDS OF CULTIVARS TO CHOOSE FROM, IT IS A DAUNTING TASK TO CHOOSE ONE TREE FOR YOUR LANSCAPING. WHEN YOU SEE THESE MAGNIFICENT TREES, YOUR MIND STARTS TO RACE, I CAN PUT ONE OF THEM HERE AND ONE OF THOSE THERE, OH MY!!!

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