Acer palmatum: Japanese Maple Tree

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Acer palmatum, called Japanese Maple or Smooth Japanese Maple is a species of woody plant native to Japan, North Korea, South Korea, China, eastern Mongolia, and southeast Russia. Many different cultivars of this maple have been selected and they are grown worldwide for their attractive leaf shapes and colors. They are highly sought after and are relatively costly trees depending on size.

Photo: Flintstone, GA, 20120929

Source: Wikipedia

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