100 VARIETIES CURRENTLY
at Ambleside Gardens & Nursery
winter glory of the Coral Bark Japanese Maple
palmatum Sango Kaku)
color of the Lion's Head Japanese Maple
(Acer palmatum 'Shishigashira')
Moonrise Fullmoon Maple
(Acer shirasawanum 'Moonrise')
hundreds of years, gardeners have treasured and admired
Japanese Maples. Prized for the seemingly endless
variety of growth habits, Japanese Maples offer us some
of the most beautiful plants in the world. With foliage
varying from delicate lacy leaves, to bold star-shaped purple
leaves, to variegated leaves blending greens, pinks, and
white, and with branching patterns that show off fantastic
winter silhouettes, Japanese Maples compliment any landscape.
Japanese Maples are fairly easy to grow--requiring well-drained
soils. They are cold hardy in our area but will perform
better if planted in locations not directly exposed to cold
winter winds. Red leaved varieties should be planted in
sunny locations to draw out the best color--at the same
time, if these can be planted in locations receiving some
afternoon shade and protection from the hot afternoon summer
sun, the red color will not fade and wash out as much.
Variegated varieties should be planted in locations that
are also shaded during the afternoon. Green leaved
varieties will grow fine in full sun.
that all Japanese Maples can suffer from leaf scorch when
summer temperatures approach 100 degrees. Some afternoon
shade helps to prevent this as does adequate water supply
during dry spells.
the size of Japanese Maples
are continually asked how big different varieties of Japanese
Maples will grow. Keep in mind that no tree really
stops growing--they just slow down with age. Ultimate
size will depend on many environmental factors so that it
really is not possible to say exactly how large a certain
tree will grow. Certainly in some of the older arboretums
throughout the world one can find specimans much larger
than the suggested sizes noted here. It can take 50
years for a Bloodgood Maple to reach a size of 25' x25';
and it can take nearly 100 years for a weeping Dissectum
Japanese Maple to become 10'-12' in height and width.
With these time frames in mind, it is easy to say Japanese
Maples are slow growing--by the time one reaches 25', other
trees and shrubs nearby will likely be huge!
of course don't forget a most important word for all gardeners--PRUNING!!
few judicial cuts on any tree can limit size and also control
just how long it takes
any tree to attain maturity.
expects to carry over 100 varieties of Japanese Maples this
year including the ever popular Bloodgood Red Maple
(Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood') as well as the following
lesser known varieties-
palmatum Koto no Ito
palmatum 'Koto no Ito' Koto
no Ito Japanese Maple. Striking green Japanese Maple
with long, lacy narrow leaves that present a wonderful airy
appearance. Upright grower to around 15 feet with
a spread to 10 feet. Great yellow autumn color.
Japanese name translated means 'harp strings.' Shown here
with both new leaves and flowers. Most unusual
an Ambleside favorite!
palmatum 'Higasayama' Higasayama Japanese
Maple. Unusual tree with a unique variegated pattern.
Leaves are green with even white margins that start pink
as leaves emerge in the spring. The red color along
the margins returns in the fall. Best planted with
protection from afternoon sun. Upright grower to about
20 feet with a spread of about 15 feet. Translation
of Higasayama is 'parasol mountain.' Pictured above
with spring foliage.
palmatum 'Shigitatsu-sawa' Shigitatsu
sawa Japanese Maple. Very unusual reticulated green
leaves with brighter-almost white-variegation. Smaller
growing than most Japanese Maples with a mature height of
about 15 feet and a width of about 10', this tree should
also be planted in locations shaded from hot afternoon
Fall color is shades of red and yellow. Pictured
above in late spring.
palmatum Oridono nishiki
palmatum 'Oridono nishiki' Oridono Nishiki
Japanese Maple. Striking variegated new leaves of
pink, white, and green. By summer, the pink color
slowly changes to white; in the fall, the leaves show off
shades of pink and red. Younger branches will also
show irregular pink streaking. Leaf variegation is
best when grown in a location with afternoon shade.
A vigorous upright grower to about 20 feet with a spread
of about 15 feet, this tree is also called 'Orido Nishiki.'
Translation of the original name
'rich colored fabric of the master.' Pictured above
in late spring.
palmatum 'Aka kawa hime' Aka
kawa hime Japanese Maple. Translated name is 'small
red bark.' Dwarf form of the popular Coral Bark maple
(Acer palmatum Sango Kaku) retaining all of the same characteristics--yellow
green summer foliage giving into brilliant gold autumn foliage
followed by striking red stems during the winter months.
Grows to about 8', and is suited to smaller gardens.
palmatum 'Aka shigitatsu sawa' Shigitatsu
sawa Japanese Maple. Green reticulated foliage with
prominent darker veins and variegated with pink and red.
Color variegation persists into summer when planted in shaded
locations. Fall foliage is red and orange. Ancient
Japanese translation is "red snipes over a winter marsh!"
This is a small spreading tree growing to about 15 feet
with an equal width.
palmatum 'Akane' Akane Japanese Maple.
Translated name is 'the glowing evening sky.' Compact,
rounded grower to about 10'. Spring leaves start orange
gold with pink tinge, become yellow and then light green in
mid-summer before turning yellow orange again in fall.
palmatum 'Alpenweiss' Alpenweiss Japanese Maple.
Small tree or large shrub growing to about 10' with striking
variegations of pink and white over light green leaves.
Variegation is most prominent during the spring and will
continue into summer when planted with afternoon shade.
Fall foliage of pinks and reds.
growth of Acer palmatum 'Alpenweiss'
palmatum 'Amber Ghost' Amber Ghost Japanese
Maple. One of the 'Ghost' series of Japanese Maples
developed by Bucholtz & Bucholtz Nursery. Great
spring foliage of amber and pink becoming greener during
summer and then red and gold in autumn. Best grown
in afternoon shade. Eventually growing to about 10-15
palmatum 'Amber Ghost' in early spring
Acer palmatum 'Aoba jo' in late spring
palmatum 'Aoba jo' Aoba jo Japanese Maple.
Compact, green leaved dwarf form growing to about 5' in
height with an equal width. Yellow fall color with
red tinge. Good subject for bonsai. Aoba jo
translates to 'beautiful green leaf.' SOLD
palmatum 'Aocha nishiki' Aocha nishiki Japanese
Maple. Translated name is
green brocade.' Green leaved upright grower with yellow-green
stems and occasional variegation of lighter yellow green
patterns on the leaves. Grows to about 15'.
Yellow fall color. SOLD
palmatum 'Aoyagi' Aoyagi Japanese Maple.
A rounded growing tree to about 25 feet with striking bright
yellow green younger branches and twigs that offer great
winter contrasts. Like the Coral Bark Maple (Sango
Kaku), the stem colors seem much more intense--almost flourescent--during
the late winter months. Pale green foliage becomes
yellow in the fall. Translated name is 'green coral.'
palmatum 'Arakawa' Arakawa or Rough Bark
Japanese Maple. Upright grower developing rough corklike
bark with age. Yellow fall color. Vigorous,
green leaved variety growing to about 25' with width to
about 15'. Japanese name translates
to 'rough bark.'
palmatum 'Aratama' Aratama Japanese Maple.
Translated name means 'uncut gem.' Compact shrub form
with red spring foliage slowly giving into purple-green
tones in summer. Grows to about 6' in height with
a width of about 4'. Sometimes available in topgraft
form creating a small tree.
Acer palmatum 'Aratama with
palmatum 'Ariadne' Ariadne Japanese Maple.
Rounded shrub or small tree to about 10' in height.
Coarsely toothed leaves open with green veins against light
orange red to pink background. Greener foliage during
summer months leads into fall color of orange and pink.
Needs afternoon shade.
Acer palmatum 'Ariadne' in late spring
'Atrolineare' in late spring
palmatum 'Atrolineare' Atrolinear or Narrow
leaved Japanese Maple. Upright grower with beautiful
thin lacy red foliage becoming greener in summer and red
again during the fall. Best with afternoon shade.
Grows to about 15' with width of about 8'. SOLD
palmatum 'Azuma murasaki' Azuma murasaki
Japanese Maple. Deeply divided leaves emerge purple red
with green undertones, become greener during the summer
and red again in autumn. Name translated is 'purple
of the east.' Rounded tree to about 20 feet.
With age branches take on a cascading appearance.
palmatum 'Beni hime' Beni hime Japanese Maple.
Dwarf grower rarely reaching more than 4' both in width
and in height. Spring foliage is red becoming greener
during summer; red in the fall. Translated name is
"red dwarf." Among the smallest of the
red leaved dwarf Japanese maples--great plant for bonsai.
Acer palmatum 'Beni Hime'
palmatum 'Beni hoshi' Beni hoshi Japanese
Maple. Japanese name translates to 'red star.' A dwarf
maple with a compact and upright habit growing to about
5 or 6 feet. Small star shaped leaves emerge red with
green veins, turn greener during the summer and show yellow
and orange during the fall. Good plant for bonsai.
palmatum 'Beni komachi' Beni komachi Japanese
Maple. Large shrub or small rounded tree growing to
about 8'. Tiny brilliant red leaves become greener
in summer and red again in the fall. Name translates
to 'beautiful red haired little girl.' Unusual variety
rarely found in gardens. Best with afternoon shade.
palmatum 'Beni otake' Beni otake Japanese
Maple. Translated name means 'Big Red Bamboo.'
Upright grower to about 25 feet with narrow red leaves. Graceful
and distinctive airy appearance.
palmatum 'Beni schichihenge' Beni schichihenge
Japanese Maple. Upright grower with orange-pink and
white variegation against green leaves--red and pink fall
color. Best with afternoon shade. Name translates
to 'red and changeful.' Upright grower to about 15'
with width of about 6'-8'.
palmatum 'Beni shi en' Beni shi en Japanese
Maple. Narrow red spring leaves become purple during
summer, then greener with many leaves showing an irregular
cream colored variegation along the margins. Fall
color is yellow to gold. Translated name is "red
smoke". Upright grower to about 15'.
palmatum 'Bihou' Bihou Japanese Maple. Unusual
pale yellow orange colored bark and stems make this maple
a great compliment to the well-known Coral Bark Maple.
Upright grower with green leaves changing to yellow in the
fall. A newer variety--translated
name is 'beautiful mountain range.'
palmatum 'Burgundy Lace' Burgundy Lace Japanese
Maple. Upright grower to about 20' with leaves
more finely cut than those of the familiar Bloodgood Maple.
Deep burgundy color in spring becoming greener during summer.
Orange-red fall color. This variety is best grown
with protection from the hottest afternoon sun.
'Butterfly' Butterfly Japanese Maple.
Small twiggy tree with dainty variegated green and white
leaves. Best planted with afternoon shade. Distinctly
upright grower to about 15' with a width of about 6'-8'.
White markings of summer are pink during both spring and
palmatum 'Chitose yama' Chitose yama Japanese
Maple. Red leaves fade to a bronze green during the
summer with the red color returning in the fall. Rounded
shape to about 10-2 feet in both height and width.
Branches will eventually take on a cascading habit.
palmatum 'Coonara Pygmy' Coonara Pygmy Japanese
Maple. Wonderful dwarf variety growing to about 5'
in both height and width. Small, light green leaves
turn pink and yellow in the fall. Sometimes grown
as a top-grafted shrub creating a small tree.
palmatum 'Coralinum' Coralinum Japanese Maple.
Shrub form growing to about 8 feet tall with an equal width.
Brilliant shrimp pink foliage in the spring
greener during the summer months. Red and pink fall
new spring growth
palmatum 'Fireglow' Fireglow Japanese Maple.
A reliable cultivar similar to
Bloodgood Japanese Maple but having less deeply cut leaves
and not growing as tall or wide--height to about 15-18 feet.
palmatum 'Fukinagashi' Fukinagashi Japanese
Maple. A compact upright grower to about 8 feet with
a width of about 5 feet. Narrow green leaves similar
to those of the Koto no ito Japanese Maple. Red fall
color. SOLD OUT
palmatum 'Higasayama' Higasayama Japanese
Maple SEE DESCRIPTION AT TOP OF THIS PAGE
palmatum 'Hogyoku' Hogyoku Japanese Maple.
An unusual variety growing to about 15-20'. Thick
green leaves turn a unique pumpkin orange color during the
fall. The name 'hogyoku' translates to 'jewel.'
palmatum 'Hubb's Red Willow' Hubb's Red Willow
Japanese Maple. A slender upright grower with narrow
red leaves. Becoming broader with age, this tree should
reach about 12' with a width of about 5'. Orange and
red fall color.
'Hupp's Dwarf' Hupp's Dwarf Japanese Maple.
A compact, upright growing dwarf with a habit similar to
that of Kotohime Japanese Maple. New leaves
green with pinkish tips and margins; fall colors of orange
to red. Slow grower to about 5'--suitable for bonsai.
palmatum 'Ichigyoji' Ichigyoji Japanese Maple.
A sister tree to the Osakazuki Japanese Maple, this tree
is similar in habit and growth, with the difference being
in fall color--Osakazuki is scarlet red and Ichigyoji is
yellow orange. Grows as a rounded shape to about 25
feet. SOLD OUT
'Ijima sunago' Ijima sunago Japanese Maple.
Large upright grower to about 25 feet with orange-red spring
leaves becoming purplish brown during the summer months
with small irregular green spots (Sunago translates to 'dusted').
Distinctive green stems provide for good contrast.
Fall colors of yellow, orange, and red.
palmatum 'Inazuma' Inazuma Japanese Maple.
A vigorous upright grower eventually becoming 25 to 30 feet
tall. Red spring leaves become greenish purple in
the summer with the red returning in the fall. Inazuma
translates to 'the thunderer.'
palmatum 'Japanese Sunrise' Japanese Sunrise
Maple. Possibly a chance seedling from Coral Bark
Maple, Japanese Sunrise has the same red color on the exposed
sides of the stems with the sheltered side being yellow
orange. Grows to about 15 feet, and has golden yellow
fall color like the Coral Bark Maple. SOLD
palmatum 'Kamagata' Kamagata Japanese Maple.
Compact grower to about 8 feet with equal spread.
Small green leaves with red tinge in spring turn red and
yellow orange in fall. Usually grown as a shrub, but
sometimes found as a topgraft creating a small tree.
Discovered and named by JD Vertrees--author of JAPANESE
palmatum 'Kandy Kitchen' Kandy Kitchen Japanese
Maple. Originating as a witches broom, Kandy Kitchen
grows into a rounded dwarf shrub about 6 feet in both height
and width. Dark red leaves set off the pinkish color
of new shoots throughout the season. SOLD
palmatum 'Kasagiyama' Kasagiyama Japanese Maple
A rounded tree growing to about 20' with an equal width.
Reticulated leaves change color throughout the season--brick
red spring foliage fading to bronze red during the summer
and turning shades of orange and red in the fall.
Best grown in afternoon shade.
palmatum 'Katsura' Katsura Japanese Maple.
An older cultivar known for its
yellow orange color in the spring. As the season progresses,
the color becomes a yellow green; in the fall the yellow
orange returns. Upright growing to about 15', Katsura
is best with protection from hot afternoon sun. Japanese
translation is 'wig'. SOLD
palmatum 'Kihachijo' Kihachijo Japanese Maple.
Rounded grower to about 15', this maple has unusual serrated
leaves and a green bark marked with white striations.
Fall color is a distinct red and orange.
palmatum 'Kinran' Kinran Japanese Maple.
Rounded grower to about 12 feet with deeply divided leaves
that give an open and lacy appearance. Red in spring,
greenish in the summer with striking autumn color of gold
and crimson. Kinran translates to mean 'woven with
Acer palmatum 'Kinran'
in late spring
palmatum 'Kiyohime' Kiyohime Japanese Maple.
Dwarf form growing to about 6 feet and often wider than
tall. Suitable for bonsai. Horizontal branching habit
with small leaves opening red and turning to green.
Usually a low growing bush form, Kiyohime is also topgrafted
to create the small tree. Yellow-orange fall color.
palmatum 'Kiyohime' in late spring
palmatum 'Kotohime' Kotohime Japanese Maple. Diminutive
cultivar--a natural bonsai. Stubby, upright grower
to about 6'-8' with a spread up to 5.' Red spring
foliage becoming green during summer, and orange red in
fall. Among the earliest of the Japanese Maples to
push foliage in the spring. Name translates to 'little
palmatum 'Koto no ito' Koto no ito Japanese
Maple SEE DESCRIPTION AT TOP OF THIS PAGE
palmatum 'Kurui jishi' Kurui Jishi Japanese
Maple Translated name means 'confused lion!'
Small leaves rolled inward similar to Okushimo Japanese
Maple, though smaller in size. Yellow fall color. Growing
to about 6', this makes a great bonsai subject.
Acer palmatum 'Kurui jishi'
Acer palmatum 'Mikawa Yatsubusa'
palmatum 'Mikawa yatsubusa' Mikawa Yatsubusa
Japanese Maple. Unusual
and twisted growth habit with small leaves closely spaced
in shingle-like patterns. A natural bonsai!
Can eventually grow to about 8' with an equal width.
Fall colors of orange and red. SOLD
palmatum 'Matsukaze' Matsukaze Japanese Maple.
Deeply divided leaves emerge bronze red in the spring, become
green during the summer, then turn crimson in the fall.
Small spreading tree to about 15 feet with equal width--branches
will cascade down slightly with age. Name translates
to 'wind in the pine trees.' SOLD
palmatum 'Mikazuki' Mikazuki Japanese Maple.
Upright grower to about 10' with narrow reticulated leaves
of pink over green and white. This is another introduction
by Buchhoz Nursery in Oregon. Best planted in afternoon
shade--red fall color. Mikazuki translates to 'crescent
palmatum 'Mirte' Mirte Japanese Maple.
An unusual cultivar growing to about 25 feet. Spring
foliage starts a reddish brown becoming olive green during
the summer. Fall color of orange and yellow.
palmatum 'Nishiki gawa' Nishiki Gawa or Pine
Bark Japanese Maple. Upright grower to about 20' with
rough bark likened to that of the Japanese Black Pine.
Yellow fall foliage. Similar to Arakawa Japanese Maple
but with more pronounced rough bark. SOLD
palmatum ' Nuresagi' Nuresagi
Japanese Maple. Japanese name translates to 'Wet Heron.'
Vigorous upright red leaved variety growing to about 20
feet with a narrower habit than that of Bloodgood.
palmatum 'Ogon sarasa' Ogon Sarasa Japanese
Maple. Upright grower to about 20 feet with interesting
orange red leaves with green veins. Summer color becomes
bronze green with orange red returning in the fall.
Translated name is "Gold Calico Cloth".
palmatum 'Ojishi' Ojishi Japanese Maple.
Name translates to male lion. Small crinkly green
leaves are closely spaced along irregular branches.
Growing to about 6'-8', this makes a good bonsai subject.
Like the Lion's Head Japanese Maple which is similar though
much larger, Ojishi has yellow and orange fall color.
palmatum 'Okushimo' Okushimo Japanese Maple. Upright
tree with small green leaves curled at the tips in tube
like fashion. Yellow fall color. Narrow, upright
habit to about 20 feet. An older variety recorded
and admired in Japan since the 1700's.
palmatum 'Omureyama' Omureyama Japanese Maple.
Small tree growing to about 20 feet with an equal width.
With age, branches start to weep down. Fall color
is gold and red.
palmatum 'Orange Dream' Orange Dream Japanese
Maple. Upright grower with wonderful yellow orange
new leaves slowly fading to a bright lime green color by
early summer. Spring colors return in the fall.
Growing to about 12-15 feet, Orange Dream is best with protection
from hot afternoon sun.
palmatum 'Oridono nishiki' Oridono Nishiki
Japanese Maple SEE DESCRIPTION AT TOP OF PAGE
'Osakazuki' Osakazuki Japanese Maple. Upright grower
with green leaves becoming fiery scarlet in fall. Among
the best of the green Japanese Maples for autumn color.
Vigouous grower to about 25 feet.
'Oshio beni' Oshio beni Japanese Maple.
Graceful spreading tree to about 20' with an equal width.
Translated name is 'great red tide.' Spring leaves
emerge orange-red, turn greener in summer and then show
orange-red again in fall.
palmatum 'Oshu shidare' Oshu Shidare Japanese
Maple. Dark red spring foliage becomes greener during
the summer with red color returning in the fall. With
age the branches will begin to cascade down like the Omureyama
Japanese Maple. Grows to about 15.'
palmatum 'Peaches and Cream' Peaches and
Cream Japanese Maple. Compact growing shrub or small
tree with beautiful variegations of pink, cream, and green.
Best planted with protection from hot afternoon sun.
Grows to about 10 or 12 feet--green and yellow fall color.
Acer palmatum 'Peaches & Cream'
new spring growth
palmatum 'Purple Ghost' Purple Ghost Japanse
Maple. One of the "Ghost" family of Japanese
Maples newly introduced by Buchholz Nursery in Oregon.
Reticulated leaves with dark purple green veins over red
leaves create an almost translucent effect. Best in
afternoon shade. Grows to about 15'.
palmatum 'Red Emperor' Red Emperor Japanese
Maple. Vigorous upright grower very similar to the
popular Bloodgood Maple with new leaves emerging 2 weeks
later. Will grow to about 25.'
palmatum 'Red Pygmy' Red Pygmy Japanese Maple.
Compact growing narrow-leaved maple to about 12'-15'.
Red leaves becoming greener during summer and then changing
to a stunning yellow orange in the fall. Best planted
in afternoon shade.
Acer palmatum 'Red Pygmy
palmatum 'Ryusen' Ryusen Japanese Maple.
A unique maple--this is the only weeping variety without
the familiar dissected leaves. Staked upright to achieve
height, this maple will cascade down in wonderful fashion.
Green leaves turn yellow orange in the fall. Planted
on top of a retaining wall, Ryusen will eventually weep
down and reach the bottom of the wall! SOLD
palmatum 'Ryuzu' Ryuzu Japanese Maple.
Translated name is 'ornamental dragon's head.' A dwarf
plant with small congested leaves clustered along irregular
and twisted branches, this resembles an old bonsai tree.
Orange yellow color in autumn--grows to about 6'.
palmatum 'Sagara nishiki' Sagara Nishiki
Japanese Maple. Most unusual small tree growing to
only about 10' or 12'. Green leaves are variegated
on the margins with white and yellow--in the spring, much
of the variegation is tinged with pink. Fall color
of yellow and orange. This tree must be grown with
afternoon shade and protection from hot sun.
'Sango kaku' Sango Kaku or Coral Bark Japanese
Maple. Small tree with coral colored bark. Grows to
about 15-20 feet in somewhat of a vase shape. Green
leaves turn golden in fall--fabulous red bark during winter.
SEE PHOTO AT TOP OF THIS PAGE
palmatum 'Scolopendrifolium' Strap leaved
Japanese Maple Upright growing green leaved variety
with narrow leaves and beautiful branching structures. Upright
habit to about 20 feet; yellow and red autumn color.
palmatum 'Seiryu' Seiryu Japanese Maple.
Unique upright grower with dissected leaves. Lacy
green leaves become red and yellow orange in the fall.
Translated name is "Blue Green Dragon".
Open and airy growth habit to about 20 in both height and
Japanese Maple in fall color
palmatum 'Shaina' Shaina Japanese Maple. Dwarf
form--a witches' broom (or sport) of Bloodgood. Compact
shape with good color growing to about 8 feet in both height
and width. Best with afternoon shade.
palmatum 'Sharp's Pygmy' Sharp's Pygmy Japanese
Maple. Small rounded shrub with tiny green leaves
becoming orange in fall--suitable as a bonsai subject.
Outstanding variety only growing to about 4'-5' in height
palmatum 'Shidiva Gold' Shidiva Gold Japanese
Maple. A witches' broom of the much larger growing
Aoyagi Japanese Maple, this is a compact bush or small tree
only growing to about 8' Like the Aoyagi Maple, it
has striking yellow green bark. SOLD
palmatum 'Shigure bato' Shigure Bato Japanese
Maple. Translated name means 'late fall rain.'
An unusual shrub form with rounded habit to about 10'.
Deeply divided feathery leaves emerge green with red and
pink undertones, become greener during summer and then show
gold and crimson in fall.
palmatum 'Shin deshojo' Shin deshojo Japanese Maple.
Small tree or rounded shrub growing to about 10' with an
equal width. This is one of the best maples for spring
color with a brilliant display of red and crimson.
Greener during the summer with red fall color.
palmatum 'Shirazz' Shirazz Japanase Maple.
An exciting newly introduced variety growing to about 10'-15'
with an upright habit. Red leaves are variegated along
the edges with shades of pink. Colors will persist
longer through the season if planted with afternoon shade.
Orange and red fall color. SOLD
palmatum 'Shishigashira' Shishigashira Japanese
Maple .The famous "Lion's Head" Maple. Stiffly
habit with green
Crinkly green leaves
gold in autumn. One of
most famous of the Ja-
Maples as this has
cultivated in Japan for
A tree for all seasons--
and interesting fo-
with a texture like crepe
beautiful autumn gold
fabulous branching structures that provide
winter silhouettes. Will grow to about 15' in height
with a width of about 10'. Truly a garden aristocrat!
palmatum 'Shojo hime' Shojo
hime Japanese Maple. A
newer cultivar growing to about 6'. Dwarf compact
grower with deeply divided red leaves becoming greener during
the summer months. Translated name is 'dwarf red leaf.'
Good bonsai subject. Best with some protection from
from hot afternoon sun.
'Skeeter's Broom' Skeeter's Broom Japanese
Maple. A possible witches' broom of Bloodgood Japanese
Maple, this is a narrow upright grower holding its red summer
color well like the Bloodgood. Grows about 8'-10'
tall with a width of 4'-5'.
palmatum 'Sumi nagashi'
Sumi nagashi Japanese Maple.
Sturdy upright grower reaching 20'-25' with a width to 20'.
Deeply divided leaves emerge red in spring and darken through
the season, eventually becoming more green--then red again
in fall. SOLD OUT
palmatum 'Tennyo no hoshi' Tennyo no hoshi Japanese
Maple. A small twiggy tree to about 15' with irregular
whitish variegations on the margins of green leaves.
Translated name is 'angel's star.' Fall colors of
pink and red. Best with afternoon shade.
palmatum 'Tiger Rose' Tiger Rose Japanese
Maple. Rounded shrub form growing to about 10'
with an equal width. Branches will droop down with
age. Green leaves with lighter variegation--yellow
and orange in the fall. Best grown in areas protected from
hot afternoon sun.
Acer palmatum 'Tiger Rose'
palmatum 'Trompenburg' Trompenburg Japanese
Maple. Vigorous upright grower with deep purple red
foliage persisting well into summer. Unusual leaves
with lobes rolled inward almost forming tubes. Grows
to about 25' with width to 20'.
palmatum 'Green Tompendurg' shows all the
same characteristics except that its leaves are green.
Acer palmatum 'Trompenburg'
'Tsuma gaki' in late spring
palmatum 'Tsuma gaki' Tsuma gaki Japanese
Maple. Rounded shrub or small tree growing to about
10 feet. Green new growth with tips of leaves colored
in brilliant red--like painted fingernails. Orange
and gold fall color.
palmatum 'Tsukushi gata' Tsukushi gata Japanese
Maple. Dark black red leaves against yellow green
stems and chartreuse seeds make for a great contrast with
this tree. Colors persist through late spring--scarlet
fall color. Unusual variety growing to about 15'.
palmatum 'Twombley's Red Sentinel' Red Sentinel
Japanese Maple. New red
variety with distinctive columnar habit. Grows to
about 12-15 feet with a width of around 6 feet.
palmatum 'Ukigumo' Ukigumo or Floating Cloud Japanese
Maple. Green leaved variety with white variegation.
Plant in shaded location. Another famous variety--translated
name is 'floating cloud' Variegation is very irregular
with some leaves being entirely white. Grows 10'-15'
tall with a width up to 8. Yellow and orange fall
palmatum 'Ukon' Ukon Japanese Maple.
Very similar to Aoyagi Japanese Maple but much smaller growing
with size up to 10'-15' Brilliant yellow green stems
with green foliage turning yellow in autumn.
palmatum 'Umegae' Umegae Japanese Maple.
Small leaves emerge red against yellow green stems, become
greener in summer and then crimson in fall. Older
variety growing to about 15'. SOLD
palmatum 'Wabito' Wabito Japanese Maple.
Translated name means 'lonely man!' Unusual tree with
very different feathery leaves. Narrow upright grower
to about 15' with green foliage turning red in fall.
palmatum 'Wou nishiki' Wou Nishiki Japanese
Maple. Upright grower with small deeply divided green
leaves tinged with red along the magins. Fall color
of red and orange. With age habit becomes more rounded--grows
to about 20' in height with a width of about 15'.
palmatum 'Yuri hime' Yuri hime Japanese Maple.
One of the smallest growing Japanese Maples with a compact
rounded habit. Grows about 3' tall with an equal width.
Yellow orange fall color.
JAPONICUM & ACER SHIRASAWANUM
japonicum 'Aconitifolium' Fernleaf Fullmoon
Maple. Small spreading tree with unusual dissected
green leaves and fabulous fall colors or reds, yellows,
and oranges. The original Japanese name translated to mean
'dancing peacock.' Grows to about 20.'
japonicum 'Oisami' Oisami Full Moon
Maple. Larger growing tree with large olive green
leaves and orange red fall color. Will eventually
grow to 25'.
shirasawanum 'Aureum' Golden Full Moon Maple.
Smaller tree to about 15' with yellow green leaves.
Needs protection from hot afternoon sun. Great for
a splash of color in shady areas. Orange and red fall
color. Choice tree.
'Autumn Moon' Autumn Moon Full Moon Maple.
Spreading tree with yellow green foliage tinged with pink. Plant
in location protected from hot
afternoon sun to avoid leaf scorch. Orange and red
fall color. Rounded habit to about 15'.
shirasawanum Autumn Moon with spring foliage
shirasawanum 'Johin' Johin Full Moon Maple.
A probable cross between Acer palmatum and Acer shirasawanum,
this tree has leaves emerging red with a distinct green
vein. By summer much foliage will show green--orange
and red color returns in the fall. Japanese name translated
is 'elegant.' Has a rounded growth habit to about
10' to 15'.
shirasawanum 'Munn'' Moonrise Full Moon Maple.
Newly patented variety with chartreuse leaves topped
with carmine new growth. Best planted with afternoon
shade to avoid summer leaf scorch. Grows to about
shirasawanum 'Palmatifolium' Palmate-leaved Full
Moon Maple. Upright tree with green leaves and beautiful
fall foliage of reds, yellows, and oranges. Small
leaved variety growing to about 25' with spread to 20'.
also carries different varieties of the popular dissectums--Weeping
Japanese Red Maples. Of these varieties,
we expect to have Garnet, Red Dragon,
Red Select, Crimson Queen, Inaba Shidare,
and Tamukeyama. Four green
leaved varieties, Acer palmatum dissectum 'Flavescens,'
Acer palmatum dissectum 'Ornatum,' ,Acer
palmatum dissectum 'Viridis' and Acer japonicum
'Green Cascade' provide wonderful yellow to orange
to red fall color. Acer palmatum
dissectum 'Watnong' (SOLD OUT)
is a green variety with pink new growth providing
great contrast into the early summer.
palmatum dissectum 'Toyama Nishiki'
is a green laceleaf with irregular pink
variegations throughout--needs a shady location.
not classified as a Japanese Maple, another noteworthy
small ornamental tree is the Paperbark Maple (Acer
Griseum). This tree is prized for its brilliant
red to crimson fall foliage and unique exfoliating cinnamon-like