Small Ornamental tree

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Date Photo Taken: February 6, 2011
Location: Dawsonville, Ga.
Posted By: Becky Reichling


This tree is small with a light colored bark and appears to have a haze around it. Most of the leaves are still on the tree although it has lost some leaves this winter. The leaves are light brown. We have been in the house for only two months. My husband thinks it is a japanese maple but I am not sure.


  1. Lyle Unregistered says:

    This is a Japanese Maple. Of course there are hundreds of varieties of them. Without being able to see a full leaf in the normal color and full shape, it is nearly impossible to identify it further. It does appear to be one of the dissectum varieties. For an idea of how many different shapes and leaves, here is a photo I took last fall of just several different leaves.

    February 19th, 2011 at 9:46 am
  2. Marshall Unregistered says:

    Acer Japonicum Dissectum (Dwarf Japanese Maple)
    It is either a “Red Dragon” or “Crimson Queen”.

    February 19th, 2011 at 9:57 am
  3. BJ Unregistered says:

    This plant definitely looks like a Japanese maple that has a few leaves hanging on from last year. These are beautiful plants, relatively slow-growing and thus are often expensive because it takes a while to get a plant sized for sale. You have a beauty there.

    February 19th, 2011 at 10:13 pm
  4. Lyle Unregistered says:

    Just to clarify, without seeing a full leaf, we cannot accurately identify the variety. Yes, it is possible it could be Red Dragon or Crimson Queen, but it could also be Tamukeyama or yet another variety.

    Also, the botanical name is not what is listed above as Acer japonicum. For the sake of proper naming, let’s say it is Crimson Queen. The botanical name would be Acer palmatum dissectum ‘Crimson Queen’. Acer japonicum is a different species of Japanese Maples.

    February 20th, 2011 at 5:42 pm

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