Post your Bloodgood's new leaves...or any red maples...

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Let me know if the bloodgood compacta is truly compact or just a marketing gimmick to sell bloodgood for bonsai material,I believe I know where it came from and it was sold as bloodgood originally,now it has a fancy name.
 

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Mad at me lol. Leaves are small and petioles short. I went WAY too hard on the roots, and I knew it.

Most of the leaves look healthy though and I hope it grow better throughout the summer. One of my favorite trees in the small collection!

Oh and my cat used the Trident and Yew as a scratching post once upon a time :mad:!
 

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Mad at me lol. Leaves are small and petioles short. I went WAY too hard on the roots, and I knew it.

Most of the leaves look healthy though and I hope it grow better throughout the summer. One of my favorite trees in the small collection!

Oh and my cat used the Trident and Yew as a scratching post once upon a time :mad:!
Yikes! I shoot every animal that comes near my trees, or even near my yard for that matter.
 

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I get hints of green on both. I would have to find out the exact variety if needed.View attachment 142465 View attachment 142466
The first looks like Bloodgood, which gets some green tint in the summer even in full sun.

The 2nd one looks like my Fireglow. In full sun, if you look from the bottom, the leaves glow scarlet red.
 
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Some Fireglow pictures from Google. They really do look like this in person when you look at the leaves from underneath. On a windy day, the whole tree looks like it's twinkling. Mine is in full sun with no burning and stays red all season long.
 

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Another red leaf favorite of mine, tsukusigata. Its leaves are on the edge of too large for bonsai (there is a similar variety, Umegae, with smaller leaves). Dark red, in fact 'chocolatey', in reflected light and the yummiest red is transmitted when back lit (exactly why most red maples are loved). Also interesting is that the leaf veins and petioles stay green.
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Here's a nursery one I was given last year. No tag probably just a common red JM.
 

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The first looks like Bloodgood, which gets some green tint in the summer even in full sun.

The 2nd one looks like my Fireglow. In full sun, if you look from the bottom, the leaves glow scarlet red.
Both are the same even though one more green today.
 

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I'm trying to figure out what type this is.
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Am correct in saying that, if this tree is a seedling from a landscape bloodgood, it may be quite different from the tree that it came from (as a seed)....
I just received this tree a couple weeks ago and I was told that it grew in the yard and was dug up recently.
The leaves look cool, to me....
Red with some green tint in there...
What do you think?
Any ideas?
Hybrid?
It looks like Atropurpurum.
 
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