11 responses to “Acer palmatum var. dissectum”

  1. Katie

    I agree, birds in flight is a good way to describe this catagory of Acer.

  2. Heather Dunbar

    What is in the foreground? plumbago? Er what?

  3. Beverley

    Acer palmatum – Z5 – RHS Index of Garden Plants, Griffiths
    Acer palmatum – Z6-8 – A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants, Brickell, Cole, Zuk

  4. Michael F

    Surely it isn’t a botanical variety? Wouldn’t it be better called Acer palmatum Dissectum Group?

  5. Daniel Mosquin

    I’d considered that, but I’m tentatively following what the RHS has determined until I can talk it over with Douglas Justice when he returns from vacation next week.

  6. Brent

    Heather, the small plant with blue flowers in front of the Acer is Rhododendron impeditum, from China.

  7. Ron B

    Vertrees/Gregory, JAPANESE MAPLES (Timber Press) uses forma instead of var. If the specimen shown belongs to a named clonal cultivar or cultivar group (consisting of multiple clones), such as Dissectum Viridis (Viride) Group that should be added–unless you don’t like the Group approach, in which case ‘Dissectum Viridis’.

  8. Susan

    Rhododendron fastigiatum impeditum ~ a blue rhododendron? Fascinating, and lovely!

  9. Daniel Mosquin

    Oops, sorry Susan. Just Rhododendron impeditum. I tried to use strikethrough to blank out fastigiatum, but apparently it didn’t work, so I’ve just now removed the word fastigiatum.

  10. Ron B

    So Rhododendron impeditum hort. is back to being considered correctly identified (as R. impeditum)? At one point it had been pointed out that it was really a form of R. fastigiatum, which would be why I would think you said that is what it was in the first place. Or is this accession not R. impeditum hort.?

  11. Daniel Mosquin

    I’ll have a look at it when I’m out photographing today.

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