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Looks like some kind of maple.
It looks like a Japanese Maple. Highly coveted and can be very pricey. With some nurturing it will be a beautiful addition to your garden!
agree. i believe its a japanese maple.
Acer Palamatum. Japanese maple. You have a very nice specimen!
Its funny, my 10 year old grandson ID'd it right away! he said Gramma, that's a Japanese Maple! We have had several varieties in out nursery. Yours looks like a Bloodgood.
Thanks for all the input...I LOVE this site...especially when a 10 year old boy is involved...thanks to your Grandson Patricia!!!
It's also funny Patricia W that I help with a junior garden club at our small local lake library and probably 80 percent of our participants are boys!!! I learned to love gardening from from Dad when I was young.
Finally figured it out...it's a Red Leaf Chinese Hibiscus!!! Thanks for your help!
WOW!! Never would have guessed that and it is a stunner! I'll probably have to look for one myself.
@R.V.R. Farris It took me a while before I believed it...research helps!!!