Acer palmatum Olsen’s Frosted Strawberry is a stunning pink, dwarf, reticulated Japanese maple. Harry Olsen discovered the cultivar which was a seedling from Aka Shigitatsu Sawa. To get the most vibrant pink colors, and keep them longer, this tree needs some protection from the hot afternoon sun. For example, too much sun could cause the […]
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 […]
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 are eye-popping fuchsia, shifting to deep brick red with dark greenish black veins. Leaves that get more shade take on a pale whitish-pink tone with vibrant green reticulation. Then, […]
Mikazuke Japanese maple is like a pot of simmering strawberry and rhubarb, saturated hues of bright watermelon, fuchsia and candy apple red.