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Acer palmatum ‘Beni Otaki’

 

Beni Otake Japanese Maple

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderSapindalesIncludes citrus; maples, horse-chestnuts, lychees and rambutans; mangos and cashews; frankincense and myrrh; mahogany and neem
FamilySapindaceaeSoapberry family
GenusAcerMaples
SpeciespalmatumMeans “palm-like,” because of the leaf shape
Cultivar‘Beni Otaki’Means “red bamboo”

About plant names...

Japanese maples are in fact Japanese in origin, occurring naturally in Korea and China as well. The low, mounded shape of the tree, along with its attractive color varieties and leaf varieties, have made it enormously popular throughout the world. Numerous cultivars are available in addition to this one.

Identification: These small trees do not exceed 6½' (2 m) in height or width. Because they grow slowly, they often appear as rounded shrubs. Leaves have 5-9 lobes, and in this cultivar, the lobes purple and very thin, as thin as grass blades. Flowers are small, red or purple.

Online References:

Acer palmatum ‘Beni Otaki’ on Learn2Grow

Acer palmatum ‘Beni Otaki’ on japanesemaplesandconifers.com

Acer palmatum cultivars on www.wildwoodmaples.com

Acer palmatum (Beni Otake Japanese Maple)

4/7/2012 · Ladew Topiary Gardens, Monkton, MD
≈ 12 × 8" (31 × 20 cm)

Acer palmatum ‘Beni Otaki’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.

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Acer palmatum (Beni Otake Japanese Maple)

4/7/2012 · Ladew Topiary Gardens, Monkton, MD
≈ 7 × 4½" (17 × 11 cm)

Acer palmatum (Beni Otake Japanese Maple)

4/7/2012 · Ladew Topiary Gardens, Monkton, MD
≈ 7 × 4½" (17 × 11 cm)

Range: Zones 6-8:

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