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Japanese Maple = 紅葉 イロハモミジ

Acer palmatum, called Japanese Maple (Japanese: irohamomiji イロハモミジ, or momiji 紅葉) is native to Japan, North Korea, South Korea, China, eastern Mongolia, and southeast Russia. There are numerous cultivars of this maple grown worldwide for their attractive leaf shapes and colors. They are highly sought after and are relatively costly trees given their size. Japanese Maple is a deciduous small tree or a shrub (may have multiple trunks joining close to the ground) reaching heights of 6–10 m (20–33 ft), rarely 16 m (52 ft), The leaves are 4–12 cm long and wide, palmately lobed with 5, 7, or 9 acutely pointed lobes.

 

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Taken on April 21, 2012