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Japanese maple

n.
A shrub or small tree of any of various cultivars of the East Asian maple Acer palmatum, valued as ornamentals for their decorative, often reddish foliage.
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Jap′anese ma′ple


n.
a small maple tree, Acer palmatum, of Korea and Japan, having bright red foliage in autumn.
[1895–1900]
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Noun1.Japanese maple - ornamental shrub or small tree of Japan and Korea with deeply incised leavesJapanese maple - ornamental shrub or small tree of Japan and Korea with deeply incised leaves; cultivated in many varieties
maple - any of numerous trees or shrubs of the genus Acer bearing winged seeds in pairs; north temperate zone
2.Japanese maple - leaves deeply incised and bright red in autumnJapanese maple - leaves deeply incised and bright red in autumn; Japan
maple - any of numerous trees or shrubs of the genus Acer bearing winged seeds in pairs; north temperate zone
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In the present study, seedlings of Buddhist pine (Podocarpus macrophyllus) and Japanese maple (Acer palmatum) were cultured in containers of three differing sizes under contrasting photoperiods of naturally 11 h per day and an extended one of 20 h per day.
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With slow-growing types that are suitable for pots, larger varieties which can create stunning backdrops and those which will drape above smaller rock plants, in woodland settings or as a framework to ponds, there's really no excuse not to have a Japanese maple in your garden.
Expert tip: For extra appeal grow the Paperbark Maple that has peeling bark in a cinnamon colour, and the Japanese maple Bloodgood with purple leaves in summer and red in autumn.

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