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What is this little tree?

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What is this little tree?

Hey everyone.

I really like this little red tree, but no idea what it is. Also worried its roots will eventually push my stone wall over if it gets bigger.

Anyone know what it is / how big it gets?

Should I move it somewhere else?
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It looks like a type of dwarf Japanese maple. Depending on the variety, it might not get much larger than it is now.
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For sure it's a Japanese maple. I've seen bigger versions of it but it will take years.
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Could always dig it up and put in a planter.
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Japanese maple, grows very slow and doesnt get large in my experience.
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Ballroomblitz1 wrote: Japanese maple, grows very slow and doesnt get large in my experience.
Had one that was growing in a planter box - the neighbours called it a coffin, that waa maybe 1' deep at most, 4' wide and maybe 8' long. Thing is well over 10'. Pulled it out last year and plunked it on the ground spring last year. Remarkably survived.
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newlyborn wrote: I planted Japanese maple 10 years back and now they are over 12 feet high and roughly 6 feet in diameter.
Presumably not the trunk.....
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Yes, it looks like a Japanese Maple. Maybe Crimson Queen. They do not like to be moved but with all the space you have and the fact that it is so close to the stone wall, I would move it. Also looks like it is getting fried. Be sure that wherever you put it, that it gets protection from afternoon sun.
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It is Japanese Maple, who planted in the middle of the field. It is exposing to the elements:sun, rain, snow, wind. It grows very slow, it does not get very big/tall.
I have one in my backyard, red JM dwarf, over10 years. I planted 2 feet away from the fence, 5 feet away from the shed, it is exposing to the elements but the fence and the shed take some wind and sun.
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teoconca wrote: It is Japanese Maple, who planted in the middle of the field. It is exposing to the elements:sun, rain, snow, wind. It grows very slow, it does not get very big/tall.
I have one in my backyard, red JM warf, over10 years. I planted 2 feet away from the fence, 5 feet away from the shed, it is exposing to the elements but the fence and the shed take some wind and sun.
Ours is the same, the dwarf version is manageable and looks awesome in the yard.
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