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Our beautiful chinese maple tree

November 3rd, 2006 at 07:10 am

Every morning I go out the door ever since we moved to the new house (one week anniversary... Yay!! lol) I am amazed by that tree. The leaves are small and so red. I couldn't help but take pictures this morning.

16 Responses to “Our beautiful chinese maple tree”

  1. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Lovely....dont you love it when mother nature tosses us a freebie??

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Amber Says:

    It's beautiful...I have never seen this tree before, but living in FL we do not get much change (when referring to the seasons)

  3. Broken Arrow Says:

    That is beautiful! Thank you for sharing. Smile

  4. tinapbeana Says:

    maples are always nice, and chinese maples are brilliant. not sure where you're located, lau, but you might consider some crepe myrtle for your yard. flowers in the spring and firey orange in the fall. FABU!!!

  5. Lau Says:

    You're all welcome... Sharing is nice Smile
    What I don't love about that tree is all the tiny leaves we're going to have to clean up very soon, but other than that...

    Tina - I'm in eastern Massachusetts and I am looking up crepe myrtle as we speak, but it looks like a tree for the south (?)

  6. tinapbeana Says:


    "The common name of this plant is crape myrtle not crepe myrtle. It is called this because the flowers have crinkly petals that resemble the material called crepe (which according to Webster is a "light crinkled fabric woven of any of various fibers") but many references tell us that you're supposed to spell it crape when it's in front of myrtle. Confused? I think somebody was full of crape when they came up with this name!

    Hardiness: USDA Zones 7-9. In general, trees are extremely vigorous and hardy. Newer varieties are extending the range - check with your local garden center for crapes that survive in colder zones."

    site has some interesting info re: crape/crepe myrtle. there are hybrids around that are intended for shrubbery, pot growing, and even bonzai!

    FYI when someone chops their crepe myrtle into a shrubbery, it's call crepe murder *g*

  7. fairy74 Says:

    It is gorgeous, thank you for sharing

  8. Lau Says:


    Boston is in zone 7, mostly... so that would work... I will look into it.

  9. tinapbeana Says:

    http://www.usna.usda.gov/PhotoGallery/CrapemyrtleGallery/CrapeTable.html lists 29 kinds of crepe myrtle (flower color, fall leaf color, bark type) and has pictures

  10. kashi Says:

    You still have leaves on your trees! I'm envious.

  11. Lau Says:

    kashi - about half of it is on the ground... plus the neighbor's :/

  12. carol Says:

    Wow! What a beautiful tree. Very nice pictures.

  13. baselle Says:

    Beautiful tree. Its very similar to the one right behind my duplex. Teeny, teeny leaves that when they fall and curl up look like tiny colored spiders. Smile

  14. Lau Says:

    that's right Baselle - that's exactly what they do now

  15. lena Says:

    I am doing a report on maple trees and you have really helped me, all of you, so thank you. I am doing the chinese maple tree. I did not know the leaves were so tiny. I have one at the end of my street, but I don't normally look at it. The pictures are beautiful, so thanks for sharing! That was a great snapshot (or two). Again, I thank all of you!!

  16. jenny Says:

    Lena,yes, the leaves are that tiny. There's one in my yard Plus, how can it be 1:43???? I could not spare any information, because I do not know anything really, and I think my Internet's messed up, I don't know. I happened to press the wrong button and ended up looking at these beautiful pictures, Lau. Thanks for sharing.

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