Sawa Chidori Japanese maple is another one of the sought after variegated varieties. It’s unfortunately less popular among Acer Palmatum collectors, often overshadowed by the more marketable “Ghost” cultivars. While it may not be as colorful as Amber Ghost, Sawa Chidori still puts on on a glorious show throughout the spring and briefly in the […]
Geisha Gone Wild Japanese maple is a gorgeous pink and green variegated tree. It’s a showstopper in the spring with its brilliant magenta and bright pink leaves. As summer approaches, the colors fade to soft pink and pale greens with hints of jade, cream, gray and purple. Bright yellow green bark adds even more eye-popping interest to […]
Most nurseries and plant specialists will begin selling an assortment of Acer Palmatums as early as May, but that’s not the best time to buy Japanese maples. If you’re not the first customer in the door when the trees are taken off the truck, you’ll very likely miss the best trees. In fact, the super […]
Ukigumo Japanese maple, which fittingly translates to “floating clouds,” reminds me of a Japanese ink landscape painting.
Amagi Shigure Japanese Maple Leaves & Bark Amagi Shigure Japanese maple has some of the most intense brick red colors I’ve seen in a tree. The spring colors have been described as eye-popping fuchsia, shifting to deep brick red with dark greenish black veins. Leaves that are more shaded take on a pale whitish-pink tone with vibrant […]