Each year, there’s one maple cultivar that tops every collector’s list: ‘Rainbow’. Acer palmatum Rainbow is a variegated Japanese maple that produces dark plum-red foliage with vibrant splashes of fuchsia and white. It has deeply divided leaves with slightly serrated edges. Rainbow was introduced by Buchholz Nursery, and has been a sensation ever since. However, […]
Acer palmatum Ikandi (pronounced eye candy) is a gorgeous new variegated Japanese maple with ruffled pink leaves in the spring, white and green tiger stripes in the summer, and vibrant oranges, reds, and yellows in the fall. Its green bark adds even more interest throughout the year. Talon Buchholz selected Ikandi as a chance seedling […]
Hana matoi Japanese maple is a stunning variegated acer palmatum dissectum. It has gorgeous multi-colored foliage that changes by season and sun exposure. This weeping maple is a show stopper in smaller gardens because of its constantly shifting color and lacy texture. Cultivar Origin Yutaka Tanaka of Tsukasa Nursery in Japan introduced acer palmatum Hana […]
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 […]
Ukigumo Japanese maple, which fittingly translates to “floating clouds,” reminds me of a Japanese ink landscape painting.