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Spring Delight Japanese Maple

Mushroom shaped Japanese maple with finely feathered leaves. The size after 10 years is 150 cm. The leaf colour is green with red leaf tips. This plant is hardy.This product is eligible for multiple tree discounts. By 3 or 4 of any Size 1 to Size 4 trees and get 10% off. Buy 5 or 6 and get 15% off. Buy 7 or more and get 20% off. Our commitment is to provide you with the perfect tree and all that is needed to create a complete garden for your outdoor living space from design to planting. A vigorously growing dissectum with bright red on the tips of the long narrow leaves in the spring. Faster growing and wide spreading than most dissectum maples, this tree will quickly cover the ground with twisting, curving branches unless staked. Very good sun tolerance, an easy tree to grow.The Brandywine Maple is loaded with stunning red color. This shade tree boasts red blossoms and red-tinted green leaves in spring. In fall, the red wine color is a sight to behold.

The Red Maple is a classic. It is native to the United States, cold hardy, easy to grow, and fast growing. This tree boasts red buds, red blooms, red samaras, reddish twigs in spring, and red leaves in fall.
The Coral Bark Japanese Maple provides shade and unique color. It has pink to reddish coral bark and green leaves with red veins and stems. In fall the leaves turn sunny yellow.

The Tamukeyama is one of the most prized Japanese maple trees. It has rich purple and red hues through the year. Plant this beauty in your rock or meditation garden and ommmmmm.
Maple trees are some of the most popular ornamental and shade trees and for good reason. They are easy to grow, requiring little to no maintenance once they are established. They are also exceptionally beautiful. The most colorful maple trees are Japanese maples and red maples. These maple tree varieties have exceptional color throughout the year or in fall.These small maple tree varieties come in upright and weeping forms. Enjoy colorful foliage in spring, summer and fall. Japanese maples can be grown in pots. This dwarf tree often grows more like a shrub, with branches cascading down to the ground. The striking foliage is lacy and crimson throughout the spring and summer, and a brighter red in fall. No matter what maple tree variety you choose, you are sure to have a gorgeous and colorful tree in your landscape for your lifetime and beyond. These hardy trees come in small and large sizes so there is a maple for every yard. Shop our maple trees for sale! Happy maple planting!The Red Dragon has phenomenal red color from spring to fall. The dissectum maples add distinctive and lovely texture to your landscape. This Japanese Maple performs well in containers and is full sun tolerant.

What color are spring delight Japanese maples in the fall?
‘Spring Delight’ is a green weeping variety of Japanese maple that emerges in spring with light green leaves with pink edges. These leaves darken to a deeper green that holds throughout the summer. ‘Spring Delight’ is known for its early spring display but also puts on a show in fall with yellow fall color. Cached
This amazing Japanese Maple has a brilliant orange color in spring and summer with shades of green peeking through in later spring and summer. In fall, you will be dazzled with red and orange hues.

The Sunset Maple is an early leaf color changer. It turns from green to orange and red in fall. This colorful deciduous tree requires no maintenance once it is established and can tolerate wet conditions.
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What is the most colorful maple in the fall?
They are also exceptionally beautiful. The most colorful maple trees are Japanese maples and red maples. These maple tree varieties have exceptional color throughout the year or in fall.
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Sheryl Geerts is an editor and author who has nearly three decades of writing and editing experience. She enjoys writing about garden, food, and home topics. Her bylines have appeared in Better Homes and Gardens, Allrecipes, Martha Stewart Living, and several other publications.A good-size Japanese maple tree with multi-season appeal, ‘Sango-kaku’ (commonly called coral bark maple) features green leaves that turn brilliant yellow in fall. After the leaves drop, the tree’s bark takes center stage with its bright coral-red color. This colorful maple tree is a sure way to add winter interest to your landscape.A favorite because of its dark purple-red foliage, Emperor 1 is a good choice for northern gardens. Its leaves open a bit later than most other trees, which helps it avoid potential damage from late spring frosts. This Japanese maple tree also offers brilliant scarlet-red fall color.One of the most popular Japanese maples, ‘Bloodgood’ offers deeply cut, purple-red leaves that hold their color well through the summer. In fall, the tree develops striking crimson-red color. This is the one for you if you’re on the hunt for a time-tested and hardy tree.A stunning variety of Japanese maple, ‘Crimson Queen’ offers weeping branches of beautiful reddish-purple foliage. In autumn, the finely cut leaves turn bright crimson.The elegant form and colorful foliage of Japanese maples can make a stunning focal point in the landscape. This type of maple grows smaller than other types and has more delicate, lacy foliage in a wide array of colors. Here are some favorite varieties, including dwarf Japanese maple, that feature a spectacle of vibrant leaf color.

A big, sturdy Japanese maple tree, ‘Vitifolium’ offers wide, deep green leaves that turn bright shades of gold, yellow, orange, and scarlet in autumn. If you live in a climate that has hot summers and cold winters, this is the Japanese maple tree for you.
A favorite for bonsai, ‘Higasayama’ offers pink buds that open into leaves colored in cream, green, and fuchsia. As the season progresses, this dwarf Japanese maple tree’s leaves fade to green, then change to glowing shades of gold and yellow in autumn. If you’re a fan of variegated foliage, this is the tree for you.

Is there a Japanese maple that takes full sun?
Tamukeyama Japanese Maple Tamukeyama is a lace leaf Japanese maple whose color is deep red to purple changing to bright scarlet in fall. Tamukeyama is one of the fastest growing dissectums, cascading to 8′ in 10 years Tamukeyama is hardy. Full sun / partial shade in hot climates.
A fast-growing variety, ‘Suminagashi’ can gain a foot in height each year during its first decade. It offers deeply cut leaves and rich, purplish-red foliage that looks good all spring and summer. In fall, the graceful leaves turn bright crimson. A classic Japanese maple, ‘Dissectum Atropurpureum’ bears deeply cut, feathery, red-purple leaves that turn crimson in fall. Plus it has graceful, weeping branches. Choose this variety if you’re looking for a small-size red cut-leaf variety of Japanese maple. One of the most beautiful Japanese maples, ‘Aconitifolium’ offers deeply cut, fern-like green foliage that turns shades of red, orange, and yellow in fall. This tree, also called ‘Maiku Jaku’, changes up the beautiful texture you’ve come to expect from most Japanese maples.

In spring, dwarf ‘Coonara Pygmy’ Japanese maple unveils its pink-tinged leaves. The pink blush fades in summer, but then in fall the leaves turn a brilliant shade of orange-red. Because of its small size, this maple is a tree you can grow in containers or small spaces.
Deeply cut, spidery leaves distinguish ‘Villa Taranto’. This Japanese maple variety’s foliage emerges pink in spring, then fades to bright green in summer. In autumn, the leaves on this compact tree again change, this time to beautiful golden yellow.A tree for all seasons, ‘Beni Kawa’ features small green leaves that turn golden-yellow in fall. In winter, it really shines because of its bright red stems. This Japanese maple looks stunning against a backdrop of snow, so plant this tree to provide eye-catching winter interest.An exceptionally beautiful tree, golden full moon maple features vibrant yellow leaves through the summer. If you’re aiming to plant for fall color try ‘Aureum’; its leaf tips develop red edges while its leaf center stays golden.

Boasting lustrous, finely cut green foliage, ‘Green Cascade’ Japanese maple also has a delicate weeping habit. If not staked, it forms a flowing mound of foliage. In fall, its leaves turn shades of red and orange.
When you visit the site, Dotdash Meredith and its partners may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. Cookies collect information about your preferences and your devices and are used to make the site work as you expect it to, to understand how you interact with the site, and to show advertisements that are targeted to your interests. You can find out more about our use, change your default settings, and withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future by visiting Cookies Settings, which can also be found in the footer of the site.Like the golden full moon Japanese maple, ‘Autumn Moon’ features bright yellow leaves. But on this variety, the leaves bear decidedly pink tones. In fall, the leaves put on a show in shades of red, orange, and yellow.

Which Japanese maple is most sun tolerant?
Japanese maples that tolerate full sunAmagi shigure.Aoba jo.Aratama.Autumn Red.Beni hime.Beni yubi gohan.Bewley’s Red.Bloodgood.
A time-tested selection and mid-size Japanese maple tree, ‘Hogyoku’ bears green leaves that turn bright orange in autumn. It has a sturdy trunk and branches, and tolerates heat better than many other varieties. ‘Hogyoku’ is a good choice if you live in a climate with hot summers.A small, slow-growing Japanese maple tree, ‘Caperci Dwarf’ offers pink-tinged new growth that fades to green as the season progresses. Then in fall, the green leaves turn a shade of warm, glowing gold. This is a perfect tree for small spaces and containers.

A smaller Japanese maple tree variety, ‘Beni Schichihenge’ offers blue-green leaves variegated in shades of pink and cream. In fall, the leaves change to exciting shades of orange and gold. It also tends to resist leaf scorch from hot, dry weather better than many other varieties.It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.

Acer can be deciduous trees or large shrubs with paired, often palmately-lobed leaves and small flowers followed by characteristic winged fruits. Many have fine autumn colour, and some have ornamental stems
The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.Limited Quantities Available !! As we have over a thousand cultivars of Japanese maples, we often do not have many of each cultivar. We recommend that you buy the Japanese maples you want immediately as we often sell out of certain selections.

In Maryland, sugaring is less common than in colder climates like Vermont, New Hampshire, and Canada, but the same process occurs within the tree. Regardless of location, all trees produce sugar for energy that is stored as starch in their roots during the winter.
Trees mix water from the roots with the stored starch to produce a very dilute sap. Taps in the form of traditional metal buckets or common plastic tubing are inserted into the outer edge of the tree, and the sap begins to flow as temperatures at night are below freezing, while daytime temperatures are above freezing.

At this point, the diluted sap is stored in tanks, and heated so that the sugar content concentrates, going from 2% to 67%. On average, about 40 gallons of sap make 1 gallon of maple syrup. This evaporation step takes a long time, and a lot of firewood or gas is used to heat the sugar water so it becomes the thick, sticky syrup for breakfast.

In the winter and very early spring, freeze-thaw cycles encourage trees to turn that starch back into usable sap, so the tree has energy and is ready to begin growing in the spring when the weather turns and is sunny again.

Sugar maples are aptly named and used for this process because they have one of the sweetest saps around; as they are one of the trees with the highest sugar content. Other trees can produce sap that is turned into syrup; however, it usually has an unpleasant flavor.Maple syrup, a common and delicious condiment, is abundant this holiday season as people move inside and plan on eating lots of carbohydrates for the winter; including pancakes and waffles. But those tasty breakfast treats aren’t nearly as delicious without some sweet maple syrup to pour on top.

Hoher Blattschmuckwert. Die sommergrünen Blätter des Fächerahorns ‘Spring Delight’ sind mittelgrün, geschnitten, gegenständig, gelappt und weisen einen roten Rand auf. Diese sind etwa 6 – 11 cm groß. Fächerahorn ‘Spring Delight’ zeigt sich leuchtend orange-rot im Herbst.
Der Fächerahorn ‘Spring Delight’ (Acer palmatum) ist ein mehrstämmiger, schirmförmiger, malerischer, rundlicher, Großstrauch mit dekorativen sommergrünen, geschnittenen, mittelgrünen Blättern mit einem roten Rand.Marketing-Cookies werden verwendet, um Besuchern auf Webseiten zu folgen. Die Absicht ist, Anzeigen zu zeigen, die relevant und ansprechend für den einzelnen Benutzer sind und daher wertvoller für Publisher und werbetreibende Drittparteien sind.

Fächerahorn ‘Spring Delight’ ist ein mehrstämmig, schirmförmig, rundlich wachsender, malerischer Großstrauch. Er erreicht gewöhnlich eine Höhe von 1 – 1,5 m und wird ca. 1 – 1,5 m breit. In der Regel wächst er 20 – 35 cm pro Jahr.

While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Regarded as the best red spring foliage color of any Japanese maple, award-winning Acer palmatum ‘Shin-deshojo’ is a compact deciduous shrub or small tree, primarily grown for its striking spring foliage color. Emerging bright and showy crimson-red in spring, the small, pointed, lobed, serrated leaves gradually fade to green speckled with white in summer. In the fall, the delicate foliage turns lovely shades of red and orange, before shedding to the ground. As the leaves fall, they expose the reddish-brown bark on young twigs and branches, adding a much-needed splash of color to the winter landscape. Small, pretty reddish flowers appear in spring, but they are not showy. They give way to samaras that ripen in late summer to fall. Slow-growing, ‘Shin-deshojo’ features an upright, rounded habit and adds sparkles to the landscape.
Award-winning Acer palmatum ‘Katsura’ is a lovely deciduous shrub with a striking foliage, season after season. Emerging golden-orange with pink edges in early spring, the delicate foliage of small 5 to 7 lobed leaves matures to bright green in summer before turning brilliant shades of orange and yellow in fall. ‘Katsura’ is a dense, compact Japanese Maple with a graceful vase-shaped habit that stands out boldly in the landscape. It is perfect for small gardens or containers.Native to Japan, Korea, and China, Japanese Maples (Acer palmatum) include a rich variety of deciduous shrubs or small trees with graceful habits, elegantly cut leaves, and extraordinarily colorful foliage, particularly in fall when the leaves turn dazzling shades of golden-yellow, red-purple and bronze, before shedding to the ground.Did you know that some varieties of Japanese Maples feature terrific spring colors too? Their lush, bright new leaves emerge with a variety of hues we usually expect in fall and create a spectacle of vibrant leaf color in the bleak landscape. If you are an unconditional lover of Japanese Maples, you may want to combine these spring cultivars with other varieties or species that possess stunning features to obtain a bold effect through multiple seasons.Regarded as one of the most spectacular cascading Laceleaf Japanese Maples, award-winning Acer palmatum ‘Orangeola’ is also one of the most admired for its remarkable leaf color. This deciduous shrub or small tree features large, bright orange-red leaves in spring, adding sparkles to the garden. The deeply divided foliage matures to rich red-green with attractive orange undertones in summer. This coloration is enhanced by a second flush of new orange leaves in midsummer, which lay over the older foliage to create two-tone summer color. In the fall, the leaves again turn fiery red and orange, keeping their colorful display later than most, before shedding to the ground. Although vigorous, this Japanese Maple is not as wide spreading as other forms of Laceleaf Maples, making it an excellent selection for containers.

Noted for its remarkable leaf color, award-winning Acer palmatum ‘Beni-Tsukasa’ is a small deciduous shrub with changing foliage, season after season. Emerging bright peachy-yellow in spring, the delicate foliage of palmate, 5-7 slender tipped lobed leaves gradually changes to pink and red with some greenish undertones. In early summer, the leaves mature to green with light variegations before turning brilliant red in fall. Slow-growing, this willowy Japanese Maple features an upright, rounded habit and is ideal for small gardens or containers.
Award-winning Acer palmatum ‘Chitose-Yama’ is a medium-sized deciduous shrub with striking foliage. Emerging rich purple red in spring, the seven-pointed, lobed leaves mature to bronze-green in summer. In the fall, the leaves turn bright crimson before shedding to the ground. This Japanese Maple features a compact, mounding habit and is adequate for containers. Noted for its reliability and distinctive foliage color, Acer palmatum ‘Ornatum’ is a slow-growing deciduous shrub with an elegant, rounded habit. In spring, this Laceleaf Japanese Maple produces small reddish flowers which give way to seeds. While attractive close-up, the flowers are however not particularly showy from a distance. The delicate foliage of ferny, lace-like leaves with very long, thin lobes, each further dissected into sub-lobes, is brilliant bronze-red in spring and stands out beautifully in the landscape. In late summer, the leaves change to bronze-green before turning dazzling crimson-red in fall. Hardy, this Japanese Maple provides a great color contrast in the garden and is suitable as a focal point or as the perfect foil for a mass of green in the landscape. Noted for its miniature size and striking leaf color, Acer palmatum ‘Wilson’s Pink Dwarf’ is a particularly charming Japanese Maple. Emerging salmon pink to bright orange in spring, the delicate foliage of small 5-lobed pointed leaves gradually mature lime green in summer before changing again to delightful shades of salmon, pinky-orange, and carmine red in fall. This dwarf Japanese Maple features a dense, vase-shaped, bushy habit and is perfect for small gardens and containers.Award-winning Acer palmatum ‘Beni Maiko’ is a compact deciduous shrub with striking foliage. Emerging brilliant red in spring, the three or five-pointed, lobed leaves fade to pinkish-red with green undertones in summer. As the season progresses, they become green-red with the main veins holding their red shade. In the fall, the leaves turn vibrant orange and fiery red before falling. ‘Beni Maiko’ means ‘Red Haired Dancing Girl’ in Japan, where it is considered more brilliant than most maples.

What is the most beautiful Japanese maple variety?
Aconitifolium. One of the most beautiful Japanese maples, ‘Aconitifolium’ offers deeply cut, fern-like green foliage that turns shades of red, orange, and yellow in fall. This tree, also called ‘Maiku Jaku’, changes up the beautiful texture you’ve come to expect from most Japanese maples.
Award-winning Acer palmatum ‘Orange Dream’ is a medium-sized deciduous shrub with a striking foliage, season after season. Emerging golden-yellow with pink edges in early spring, the delicate foliage of lobed leaves matures to chartreuse in summer before turning brilliant orange-yellow in fall. As the leaves fall, they expose the graceful outlines of the bright green bark and twigs, adding interest to the winter landscape. Compact and upright growing, this eye-catching Japanese Maple is great for small gardens or containers.

‘Spring Delight’ is a green weeping variety of Japanese maple that emerges in spring with light green leaves with pink edges. These leaves darken to a deeper green that holds throughout the summer. ‘Spring Delight’ is known for its early spring display but also puts on a show in fall with yellow fall color. ‘Spring Delight’ is a small growing lace leaf Japanese maple.
All of our Japanese Maples are grafted with a side veneer graft unless specifically stated as seedlings. This style of grafting is most commonly used in the nursery industry and allows these trees to still become excellent bonsai as the graft scar will be no longer visible when the trees age.

Received the plant well packed. There was no damaged to the tree. There were directions how to plant, fertilize, water to get the tree established. It does exactly what I envisioned.

We are constantly putting trees in larger pots to allow them to grow and not become root bound. Therefore, many of our trees may have loose dirt in the pot until the roots fill out the container.
This particular variety is one of my favorites as it (in it’s, ahem, youth), it already wants to weep. Which tells me that as it matures, it will become a specimen tree of sorts. And when it arrived (was shipped with three others I ordered), not only was the wrapping heavily secured but there were no broken branches or missing leaves. Although most of the Japanese maple varieties are grown in gallon pots (in which they tend to be on the small side), these are of great quality and that your patience watching these beauties mature will pay off. So much, I am already browsing MRP’s website for more :)If you’re looking for a nice healthy maple to add to your garden Maple Ridge is 5 stars! My experience with another (Mr.) Maple service was horrific and almost lost faith in receiving a decent online tree or service. I’m am very happy to say, Maple Ridge renewed my faith in both. Hands down winner! Well done!– Matt Nichols is an executive board member of the North American branch of the Maple Society and a co-owner of, a mail-order Japanese-maple seller in East Flat Rock, North Carolina. There aren’t many gardeners—beginners or experts—who don’t love a Japanese maple (cultivars of Acer palmatum, A. japonicum, and A. shirasawanum, USDA Hardiness Zones 5–8). They’re some of the most popular trees in our landscapes, offering graceful forms, vivid foliage colors, and undeniable beauty. The average garden center, unfortunately, has only five or six varieties to choose from, and they’re usually the popular standards, like ‘Bloodgood’ (A. palmatum ‘Bloodgood’), and various burgundy threadleaf varieties, like ‘Crimson Queen’ (A. palmatum ‘Crimson Queen’). While these varieties are wonderful, they offer no hint of the kaleidoscope of colors, shapes, and textures to be had in the wider world of Japanese maples. We surveyed a number of Japanese-maple aficionados to ask for their absolute favorite variety in several categories. Their picks will excite and entice you, and send you on the hunt to find a variety beyond ‘Bloodgood’. “Of the hundreds of varieties I grow each year, ‘Orange Dream’ is one of the most rewarding. The color pageant starts in early spring, when leaves emerge bright orange with darker leaf margins. The color changes from orange to orange-yellow and eventually to yellow-green in midsummer. Autumn brings a show of fiery orange-yellow. The medium vigor and bushy, upright habit make it outstanding for many landscape settings. ‘Orange Dream’ prefers morning sun and afternoon shade to live up to its best color potential.”

“Quickly growing to 18 feet tall (or more) in 10 years, this tree is consistently taller than any other maple in the nursery. Its strong upright form and clear, bright red fall color can be seen for miles.”
– Vince Dooley, former head football coach and athletics director at the University of Georgia, is now an avid collector of Japanese maples in Athens, Georgia.Japanese maples—especially weeping varieties—are vulnerable to breakage from heavy snow loads, so shake or brush the trees off regularly throughout winter. Ice-covered branches, however, should not be touched because the branches are frozen and can easily crack.

“This vigorous variety is amazing to watch grow as it seems to be a tiny bit different every day. Its dense, weeping habit makes it fun to prune and shape. The fall colors are sometimes orange, sometimes pinkish red, and many times a brilliant deep ruby red several shades darker than most other Japanese maples.”The leaves of this stunning variety emerge bright pinkish crimson in spring, slowly fading to green, with flushes of pink thereafter on new growth. The form of ‘Shindeshojo’ is shrubby and dense, and its young stems are reddish brown to deep purple.

This exciting new variety is a hit with many of our experts, and it’s easy to see why. The foliage emerges strawberry red and pink in spring, and lightens to a variable show of pink, silvery white, and green with pink leaf stems. In fall, the leaves turn shades of orange and pink. Slow growing and slightly weeping, ‘Olsen’s Frosted Strawberry’ is sure to attract fawning attention in any garden. Give this variety afternoon shade for the best color show. Ask any Texas gardener about the summer of 2011 and you are likely to get a loud groan followed by several lamentations. A year of extreme drought, 2011 brought many… If possible, choose a location away from strong winds or blazing sun. Most varieties prefer either sun-dappled shade or morning sun and afternoon shade—especially in hot, sunny climates where Japanese maples are prone to scorched leaves. Varieties grown for their fall color should be situated in slightly brighter spots.

What is the most graceful Japanese maple tree?
‘Orangeola’ Perhaps ‘Orangeola’ wins this category in part because its changeable, brilliant orange-red fall foliage stands out from the more familiar true bright reds of most Japanese maples in fall. But its gracefully cascading, lacy leaves are just as compelling.
While they are not heavy feeders, Japanese maples do benefit from fertilizer twice yearly: once in spring before leaves emerge and then once more in midsummer. Wait until a year after planting to begin, and fertilize at half the strength recommended on the fertilizer’s label. Most all-purpose fertilizers will suffice. Philodendrons (Philodendron spp. and cvs., Zones 9–11) are some of the most popular and versatile plants grown indoors. Most of these fantastic houseplants grow very quickly, have beautiful foliage, and… The foliage of ‘Trompenburg’ emerges bright red in spring, matures to deep mahogany in summer, and turns crimson red in fall. It’s a somewhat large, fast-growing tree, and it is tolerant of bright sun and heat. This classic weeping, laceleaf variety fulfills every gardener’s fantasy of a sculptural Japanese maple. The foliage of ‘Inaba-shidare’ emerges deep purple in spring, lightens to burgundy in summer, and brightens to vivid red in fall. The tree’s cascading domelike shape looks especially beautiful near a pond or as the focal point of a bed. “This is a multicolored show­stopper that changes with the light and the season. Give it the right location and you’ll get silvers, reds, and greens all at once.” We gardeners are becoming more aware of our changing world, not just the climate but also the habitat reduction for pollinators. Landscape designers are becoming more aware and responding by… This rare maple is slow growing and upright with an almost shrublike form and green bark. It boasts an ongoing show of delicate colors throughout the growing season but is most prized for its orange spring color. Give ‘Orange Dream’ afternoon shade for optimal performance.– Keith Johansson is a lifetime member and the current president of the North American branch of the Maple Society and the founder and owner of Metro Maples in Fort Worth, Texas.

What Japanese maple has the best spring color?
Acer palmatum ‘Shin-Deshojo’ (Japanese Maple) Regarded as the best red spring foliage color of any Japanese maple, award-winning Acer palmatum ‘Shin-deshojo’ is a compact deciduous shrub or small tree, primarily grown for its striking spring foliage color.
Japanese maples, in general, are fairly easy to grow. Most are hardy in Zones 5 to 8 and prefer moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soil. But to ensure success, here are a few more factors to consider.“The edges of its leaves are attractively rolled under, giving the leaves an unusual and distinctive fingerlike quality. The habit of the plant is strongly upright with layered lateral branching. It’s fantastic in a large container.”

The foliage of this upright, rounded tree is a pleasant, unassuming rich green all season long, lending a steady presence to a garden. But it’s in fall that ‘Osakazuki’ truly shines, with fall color in a brilliant crimson red that outshines almost every other maple in its intensity.Perhaps ‘Orangeola’ wins this category in part because its changeable, brilliant orange-red fall foliage stands out from the more familiar true bright reds of most Japanese maples in fall. But its gracefully cascading, lacy leaves are just as compelling. This variety does particularly well in hot, sunny climates. Expect orange-red spring color that fades to orange-tinted green in summer, with flushes of orange new growth. “This easy-to-grow and sun-tolerant variety has an unusual architectural shape with upright branches and small crinkled leaves. It starts spring a few days earlier than most maples, with new leaves in an electric shade of green like no other you’ve seen. The color gradually deepens to dark green and then turns brilliant orange-red to red and yellow in fall.” ‘Shishi-gashira’ is a unique, slow-growing variety whose thick, textured leaves grow in layered tufts. Its unusual characteristics make it popular for bonsai and container gardens, where it can be enjoyed close up. It’s a slow grower and can look awkward when young, and the leaves grow more sparsely than when mature. So some patience is required, which will be amply rewarded.

“This variety is often described as ‘bamboolike.’ The lobes of its green leaves vary slightly in width and catch the light in different ways, adding to the beauty of the tree. Then in fall, an amazing transformation occurs: Suddenly, the foliage becomes a rich copper-gold tapestry overlaid with random shots of scarlet. It shimmers in the slanting autumn light. ‘Koto-no-ito’ was one of my first favorites—and even now that we’ve grown more than 250 different cultivars, I still love it!”
Growing herbs from seed is an incredibly rewarding and inexpensive way to savor homegrown flavor fresh from your garden. Getting the seeds to sprout is generally the easiest step. However,…This upright, spreading tree’s fine-textured foliage stands out. It emerges crimson in spring, quickly turning green for summer, until it heaps on even more interest with its multi­hued fall show. In winter, the green bark of ‘Koto-no-ito’ lends a bit of color to a dormant garden.

What is the sweetest maple tree?
Sugar maples Sugar maples are aptly named and used for this process because they have one of the sweetest saps around; as they are one of the trees with the highest sugar content.
Mulch is highly recommended to insulate the roots of a Japanese maple and to conserve water. A 3- to 5-inch-deep layer of bark mulch or wood chips is best.

– Sara G. Monte is a co-owner of Wildwood Farm in Kenwood, California, where she specializes in dogwoods, conifers, semidwarf ginkgos, and Japanese maples.
“What separates this cultivar from all of the other delightful dwarf Japanese maples is the attractive overlapping leaves that protect the plant against unexpected freezes. The finely toothed, pointed leaves appear to be much longer than other dwarf forms. I get a lot of ‘wows’ in my garden over this little jewel.”

The North American branch of the Maple Society voted ‘Mikawa-yatsubusa’ “Maple of the Year” for 2015. It’s a small slow-growing variety that is popular for bonsai. Its densely layered foliage emerges yellow-green in spring, darkens to rich green in summer, and brightens to golden orange to red in fall.
– Henry Eastwood and Francie Schroeder are co-owners of Eastwoods Nurseries in Washington, Virginia, where they specialize in Japanese maples, conifers, and ginkgos.Planting in fall, six weeks before the first frost, gives maples a chance to settle in before winter, so they can start off established in spring. Water newly planted trees regularly.

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Prune your Japanese maple every few years to remove deadwood and crossing branches and for minor shaping and maintenance. Prune only from late summer to early winter to avoid excessive sap loss. – Patricia Smyth is a Japanese-maple specialist and the second-generation owner of Essence of the Tree, a mail-order Japanese-maple nursery in Potter Valley, California. “You can enjoy this maple as a prominent focal-point planting in any garden, but its small size makes it ideal for patio planters and container gardens, as well. The growth habit, durability, and shape make it the quintessential weeping Japanese-maple cultivar for any location.”

Do Japanese maples lose their leaves in the fall?
Do all Japanese maples lose their leaves? Yes! Japanese maples are deciduous trees. During October and November maples provide a lovely show of fall color. Then in late November, or December, the leaves drop.
‘Ukigumo’ stands out for its dense, striking variegation in shades of white, pale green, and pink. This is a small upright tree with attractive horizontal branching. Give it morning sun and afternoon shade for the best color show and to avoid burning its delicate leaves. Gardeners in warm climates might have a less-than-optimal variegation display.

– Douglas Justice is a member of the Maple Society and the curator of collections at the University of British Columbia Botanical Garden in Vancouver, British Columbia.
“This is an extraordinary small tree. The irregular variegation is most pronounced at the tips of the small lobes, where the nearly white ground color is minutely spotted and smeared with green and the lobe edges and tiny teeth often edged in hot pink. Sometimes, whole leaves are stained pink, and on occasion, leaves may be partially or entirely green. The Japanese name translates as ‘floating clouds,’ an entirely appropriate appellation for this lighter-than-air confection.”Emperor Japanese Maple trees are highly adaptable to a wide range of soils. However, they have a preference for well-drained, moist soil with a neutral to slightly acidic pH level.

Emperor Japanese Maples are compact trees, growing to 12-15 feet tall with a 12-15 foot spread. Their small stature makes them a natural fit for smaller landscapes. Faster-growing than other maple varieties, Emperor Japanese Maple trees grow more than two feet per year before reaching their full height.
USDA Hardiness Zones indicate the regions where plants can grow based on minimum winter temperatures. Emperor Japanese Maple trees grow in Zones 5-8, which cover most of the country, aside from the coldest regions.

Emperor Japanese Maple trees do not require pruning to maintain their rounded shape. If you notice any dead, damaged, or diseased limbs, prune them in winter when the tree is dormant—you never want to prune your Emperor Japanese Maple tree when the sap is running.Affiliate Disclosure: This Old House may be compensated if you purchase through links on our website… Read More. Our Reviews Team is committed to delivering honest, objective, and independent reviews on home products and services.

Which Japanese maple stays red all year?
Emperor Japanese Maple trees dazzle all year-round. In spring and summer, their stunning foliage takes on a rich burgundy hue, before turning scarlet in fall and dropping in winter to reveal black-red bark.
Emperor Japanese Maple trees thrive in partial shade, which leads to the boldest coloring. However, they can grow in full sun as well—just make sure they receive at least some dappled shade in warmer climates.Emperor Japanese Maple trees dazzle all year-round. In spring and summer, their stunning foliage takes on a rich burgundy hue, before turning scarlet in fall and dropping in winter to reveal black-red bark. Emperor Japanese Maple trees’ leaves have skin with a translucent sheen, making them shine from within when the sun hits just right. These beauties make compact specimen plants perfect for smaller yards. Their exceptional cold-hardiness allows them to be grown in cooler climates.Despite their elegant appearance, Emperor Japanese Maple trees are exceptionally low-maintenance, adaptable to a wide range of soils and not very picky about the amount of light they receive. Their leaves bud later in spring than other Japanese Maple varieties, allowing them to better withstand damage from late frosts. You’ll need to water your Emperor Japanese Maple well for the first few seasons, giving it water about once to twice a week. After that, only water once a week or whenever the soil loses its moisture. You can check this by inserting your index finger into the top two inches of the surrounding soil and testing to feel if it’s dry. Emperor Japanese Maple trees grow in an attractive upright form with a wide crown that doesn’t require pruning. Their leaves look like pointed, small-scale versions of traditional maple trees and look like an outstretched hand.

No, Emperor Japanese Maple trees retain their rounded shape even without pruning. However, if you see dead, damaged, or diseased branches, you should prune them in winter.
This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may ‘bleed’ sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. It has no significant negative characteristics.Disclaimer – This resource is provided for informational purposes only and does NOT reflect current availability. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times – please contact your favourite GardenWorks location directly for current availability. It does not include our entire inventory of plants, so be sure to visit GardenWorks to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.

Spring Delight Japanese Maple is a fine choice for the yard, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its height, it is often used as a ‘thriller’ in the ‘spiller-thriller-filler’ container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag – this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. You may want to keep it away from hot, dry locations that receive direct afternoon sun or which get reflected sunlight, such as against the south side of a white wall. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn’t be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.A compact, mounded and weeping dwarf variety with graceful light green foliage edged in red; beautiful hues of orange in the fall; excellent as a small garden accent