Shade and Ornamental Trees: Acer (Japanese Maple)

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Acer japonicum 'Oregon Fern'

Oregon Fern Fullmoon Maple has deeply dissected foliage (like Green Cascade), giving the tree a "light" lacy appearance while exhibiting an upright spreading habit (like Aconitifolium). The emerald-green foliage turns a breathtaking brilliant ruby-red in

Acer palmatum

Japanese Maple - the species has a broad rounded habit with branching that give a layered effect. Can be grown as a single stem tree or multi-stemmed shrub. Green leaves, 5 to 10cm long, deeply cut into 5 to 7 toothed lobes, turn yellow to red in fall.

Acer palmatum 'Ao Shime No Uchi Shidare'

The Ao Shime No Uchi Shidare Maple is covered in light green threadlike foliage. It is a medium height and its foliage is soft to the touch. During the fall seasons the foliage changes to a medly of orange, yellow and gold.

Acer palmatum 'Atropurpurea'

Atropurpureums new leaf growth is reddish-purple and usually fades to green in the heat of summer. However, good spring and fall colouration. Many improved varieties have been selected from 'atropurpureum' seedlings. * See: Acer palmatum

Acer palmatum 'Beni Ubi Gohon'

Small Japanese maple 2M H x 1.5M W. Japanese name means five long red fingers. Leaves are wider in the middle than base or tip. Leaves emerge bright red turning green in the heat of the summer. Fall colour is abright crimson red.

Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'

Bloodgood is one of the most popular Red cultivars! Similar habit as Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum' but differs in that the blood-red coloured leaves do not fade during the summer months. Has attractive blackish-red bark and brilliant scarlet fall leaf c

Acer palmatum 'Boskoop Glory'

Medium Japanese Maple 5M H x 3M W. Purple leaves turning greenish purple in heat of summer. Fall colour bright red and orange.

Acer palmatum 'Burgundy Lace'

Burgundy Lace Japanese Maple has deeply cut (lacey) wine red leaves on gracefully branched smaller tree with a low canopy. Spring foliage will change to a bronzy-green summer colour. * See: Acer palmatum

Acer palmatum 'Butterfly'

Butterfly Variegated Japanese Maple is a spectacular shrub or small upright tree with variation not only in leaf colour, but in leaf size and shape as well. The variegation is creamy-white on a gray-green background and shows mostly on margins and lobes.

Acer palmatum dissectum 'Crimson Queen'

Crimson Queen Laceleaf Japanese Maple is featured for its deep red foliage colour that holds through the summer becoming bright scarlet in fall. Strong grower showing a cascading form with age. * See: Acer palmatum

Acer palmatum dissectum 'Filigree'

Filigree Green Variegated Laceleaf Maple leaves are yellow-green with 7 deep finely cut lobes, giving the tree an airy look. The leaves are covered in tiny dots or flecks of pale cream and gold. Fall colour is a long lasting gold. Bark is silvery-gree

Acer palmatum dissectum 'Garnet'

Garnet has dark red leaves, reminiscent of the gemstone, keeps colour into fall, especially when grown in some sun (dappled shade), but will turn more green in shade. Vigorous, spreading plant, but more upright than the typical mounding laceleafs. * S

Acer palmatum dissectum 'Germaine Gyration'

Germaine's Gyration is a Japanese Maple with a very interesting branch structure: the inner branches "twist and turn" around the main trunk in many directions (horizontally) while maintaining a "together" appearance on the outside forming a fairly symmetr

Acer palmatum dissectum 'Green Mist'

Green Mist has a crimson hue over green spring leaves turning light green before changing to a deep orange red in fall. Foliage has very fine texture engulfing the tree in a "green mist". Much like Waterfall but with a more pronounced orange-red/deep red

Acer palmatum dissectum 'Inaba Shidare'

Inaba Shidare is one of the most vigorous laceleaf varieties. Its new leaves open purple-red in spring and hold this rich colour all season. However they can turn bronze-green in full sun and the inner leaves can green up so would benefit from afternoon s

Acer palmatum dissectum 'Orangeola'

Orangeola is an outstanding laceleaf maple with a very unusual leaf colour throughout the season: bright orange-red spring flush, turning red, then dark greenish-red in summer, red orange late summer flush and finishing off orange-red in fall again. A v

Acer palmatum dissectum 'Red Dragon'

Red Dragon Laceleaf Japanese Maple is an introduction from New Zealand that may prove to be one of the best of the red laceleafs. Foliage emerges a bright scarlet-red in spring maturing to a deep purple-red (burgundy) which it retains in sun or shade. F

Acer palmatum dissectum 'Seiryu'

Seiryu is an unusual upright form of cut leaf. The finely cut green 'laceleafs' have reddish tinted tips as they unfold, soon turning bright green. Fall colour is a spectacular gold to light yellow with orange-crimson markings. Dense branch structure.

Acer palmatum dissectum 'Tamukeyama'

Tamukeyama is one of the oldest Laceleaf Maples, documented as early as 1710! In spring it unfolds with deep crimson-red foliage, changing to dark purple-red (burgundy) lasting well through the summer before displaying its scarlet-reds in fall! Tamukey

Acer palmatum dissectum 'Waterfall'

Waterfall is a nice green dissectum for garden or patio. Cascading branches and long, narrow "cascading" leaves create a flowing appearance on the outside of the tree, hence its name! Leaves slightly larger than Viridis. Nice greenish bark. Sun toleran

Acer palmatum 'Emperor 1'

Emperor 1 is a beautiful upright red Japanese Maple. Vigorous grower with upright branching, which will become broad shaped with age. Leafs out approximately 12-14 days later than Bloodgood. Foliage colour is similar or perhaps somewhat darker than Blo

Acer palmatum 'Enkan'

'Enkan is an upright tree with rich wine-red ribbon foliage. Similar habit as Koto No Ito. This is the darkest linear leaf maple and holds on to its colour through the summer! Fall colour firey red/orange. *See: Acer palmatum

Acer palmatum 'Fireglow'

Fireglow Japanese Maple is an upright Japanese maple introduction from Italy with a deep red leaf colour glowing like stained glass when sunlight shines through. Fireglow holds on to its cherry-red foliage well throughout the summer. Fireglow is somewha

Acer palmatum 'Grandma Ghost'

Medium Japanese maple only growing 2M H x 2M W. Very unusual. Creamy white or yellow spring colours giving way to a green vein leaf with creamy green centres.

Acer palmatum 'Heritage Red'

Heritage Red is an improved atropurpureum, with better red colour in summer. * See: Acer palmatum

Acer palmatum 'Ki Hachijo'

Ki hachijo has green "leathery" leaves with the lobes ending in a distinct narrow point. Unique fall colour starts with yellow-gold with rosy tones, becoming blended with light orange and reds. Green bark has bluish-grey overtone with wavy, white verti

Acer palmatum 'Koto no ito'

Koto no ito is an upright, densely branched green cultivar with bright green bark. It can become "twiggy". New leaves have crimson tones and the lobes are often wider than those of the older leaves that approach the linear-leaf form. The fall colour co

Acer palmatum 'Mikawa Yatsubusa'

Small Japanese Maple only reaching 1m h x 1.5m w. Lush rich green leaves in layers. One of the top three selections in the world for bonsai maples. Fall colour yellow to orange.

Acer palmatum 'Nomuro Nishiki'

Nomura Nishiki emerges in spring with red leaves tinged green, maturing to more green only to change to a spectacular blend of orange and red in the fall. Leaves have 5-7 lobes, deeply separated almost to center. * See: Acer palmatum

Acer palmatum 'Okagami'

Okagami is a vigorous Japanese maple cultivar with a habit much like that of Bloodgood or Emperor 1. The tree starts off with purple-red foliage in the spring which matures to a shiny blackish-red in summer with some green tones thrown in at the end of s

Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki'

Osakazuki Japanese Maple is a very well-known variety renowned for its intense fall colours. Foliage is bright green through the spring and summer turning a spectacular burning-bush crimson in fall. Leaves are quite large with 7 evenly serrated lobes.

Acer palmatum 'Oto hime'

Oto Hime Japanese Maple's spring flush of light green to almost yellow leaves edged burgundy is a real treat. The leaves darken to a solid green over summer and turn orange in fall, sometimes red and yellows mixed in as well! Oto hime is named after

Acer palmatum 'Red Pygmy'

Red Pygmy is a dwarf, red linearilobum cultivar. The extremely narrow leaves hold red-maroon colour quite well through the summer, deepening to a more purplish tone. It might bronze somewhat in direct sun in late summer. Do not prune out the larger, ty

Acer palmatum 'Redwood'

Redwood Japanese Maple was discovered in Oregon by Ed Wood and introduced by Buchholz Nursery. Its bright green foliage turns golden in fall and the new branches turn bright red in winter providing an amazing contrast for next years new growth as well as

Acer palmatum 'Ruslyn-in-the-Pink'

Ruslyn-in-the-Pink changes colour like a chameleon! New growth has rich red and pink colour that turns green purple in the summer, contrasting nicely with subsequent red and pink new growth. Rich crimson colour in fall. Upright globe to 3.0m * See:

Acer palmatum 'Sango Kaku'

Coral Bark Maple has brilliant coral coloured bark on young wood and is this maple's main feature, especially outstanding in the winter; colour brightens in fall and intensifies in winter. Young leaves have a reddish margin adding to its spring appearanc

Acer palmatum 'Satsuki Beni'

Satsuki Beni is a larger (7.5m+) Japanese Maple with almost round foliage with short lobes, which turns bright red and crimson in fall. *See: Acer palmatum

Acer palmatum 'Sherwood Flame'

Sherwood Flame is a seedling of Burgundy Lace and has the deeply divided leaves of the parent. Leaves emerge a rich, red-purple and appear to be a stronger red than burgundy during the summer (depending on location). A Will Curtin from Sherwood, Oregon s

Acer palmatum 'Shishigashira'

Shishigashira or Lions Mane Maple is a tree with a proud stature, a compact, stubby grower great for small gardens or containers. Bright green foliage is crinkled and closely packed on the short twigs which are in turn closely packed on the branches giv

Acer palmatum 'The Bishop'

The Bishop is a vigorous, upright Japanese Maple with a nice purple-red spring flush, which changes to bronze and green by mid-summer, before it turns crimson in fall.

Acer palmatum 'Trompenburg'

Trompenburg is a cultivar from Holland. The most distinct feature of this palmatum variety is the very deeply cut, dark purple-red leaves, which roll down at the edges. This feature does not develop right away. The finger-like leaves hold their colour w

Acer palmatum 'Tsuma gaki'

Tsuma gaki has spectacular drooping, chartreuse leaves, tipped persimmon red to light purple-red, like painted finger nails. As leaves unfold they darken and age to a deep green in summer. Best in filtered shade. Crimson-red fall colour completes the c

Acer palmatum 'Twilight'

Medium Japanese maple. 3M H x 2M W. Leaves emerge crimson red fading to a bronze amber with greenish hues. Fall colour is a brilliant red. Note; the Japanese name Yugure is translated as twilight or evening dusk referring to the ever changing leaf.

Acer palmatum 'Twombly's Red Sentinel'

Twombly's Red Sentinel is a unique narrow upright form of purple leaf Acer palmatum. Discovered as a 'Witches Broom' on a Bloodgood at Twombly's Nurseries. Blood red leaves are held through summer maturing burgundy before turning stunning scarlet red in

Acer palmatum 'Utsu-Semi'

Small semi-upright Japanese maple. 2M H x 1M W. Leaves emerge with reddish margin in spring turing bright green by late spring. Leaves have a thick texture. Fall colour crimson red with purple.

Acer palmatum 'Versicolor'

Versicolor is a well-known, full size variegated form. Deep green foliage has white streaks, blotches of sand specks, and sometimes there is a splash of pink added to the mix! Young wood has bright green bark * See: Acer palmatum

Acer palmatum 'Villa Taranto'

Villa Taranto is a small upright tree with spidery linearlobum foliage. Orange-crimson new growth turns green in summer with an overtone of light purple-red bronzing creating a 2-tone effect. Golden-yellow in fall. * See: Acer palmatum

Acer palmatum 'Wou Nishiki'

Small narrow growing upright Japanese Maple. Deeply divided leaves with serrated margins, leaves emerging pink then fading to green. Fall colour is crimson red.

Acer palmatum 'Yasemin'

Yasemin has an upward curving habit, deeply divided red leaves and heavily toothed leaf margin. Recent intro from the Netherlands; maybe a cross between A. palmatum and A. shirasawanum. Expected to become vigorous once established. Holds colour well, bu

Acer pseudosieboldianum 'Takesimense'

Takeshima or Korean Maple is a small tree suitable for the smaller garden, with a modest growth habit, overall good looks and excellent fall colour. The rounded 7-9 lobed small leaves are deep green on top and velvety purple on the underside and have red

Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum'

Golden Fullmoon Maple (aka Acer japonicum Aureum) has unique bright yellow-green spring foliage darkening to yellow-green during summer. It keeps the yellow tones longer in a partially shaded location. Fall colours are splendid oranges and reds, sometime

Acer shirasawanum 'Autumn Moon'

Autumn Moon is a J. D. Vertrees (the Maple "Guru") Full Moon Maple introduction. Greenish yellow leaves with an orange-pinky red overlay come to life in the sun of a nice spring morning. Color intensifies in summer. Short-lobed leaves are almost the sha

Acer shirasawanum 'Jordan'

Jordan Full Moon Maple selection has a stunning lemon to golden yellow with a splash of pastel-orange colour from spring through summer. An improvement on Aureum as the golden colour lasts through summer. Stunning red-orange fall colours. Upright habit

Acer shirasawanum 'Red Dawn'

Red Dawn is a faster grower and a more upright Full Moon Maple selection with larger, pointier leaves. Burgundy spring colour fades to a dark green but holds onto its red colour better than most Full Moon varieties in summer, turning scarlet in fall.

Acer sieboldianum 'Sode no uchi'

Sode no Uchi is a dwarf Siebold's Maple cultivar that holds onto its bright, light green foliage through the summer when it may become tinged with red. Fantastic fall colours of yellow/golden with splashes of crimson. Ideal as container on patio.