Japanese Maples

The breathtaking colors and delicate shapes of the Japanese Maple have long delighted gardeners and plant connoisseurs. Since the early 1600s, the Japanese have revered and cultivated the Maple, developing many new varieties. Over 1000 cultivars are now in existence. We try to offer a selection of some of the most popular varieties, as well as new and hard to find types for the collector.

Upright Japanese Maples

Amber Ghost
Amber Ghost

Upright Japanese Maples/Acer palmatum - expect sizes to occur in a 20 year period 12-15’ T 10-12’ W A very vigorous upright form with a dissected leaf. Green leaves in spring turn yellow-gold and crimson in the fall. Vase shaped.

Beni Maiko
Beni Maiko

Upright Japanese Maples/Acer palmatum - expect sizes to occur in a 20 year period 8’ T 6-8’ W A compact Japanese Maple with striking foliage. Emerging brilliant red in spring, fading to pinkish-red with green undertones in summer. In fall the leaves turn vibrant orange and fiery red.

Beni Schichihenge
Beni Schichihenge

Upright Japanese Maples/Acer palmatum - expect sizes to occur in a 20 year period 10-15’ T 10-15’ W Beautiful variegated leaf of green with cream and orangish-pink margins in spring. Magenta fall color.

Bloodgood
Bloodgood

Upright Japanese Maples/Acer palmatum - expect sizes to occur in a 20 year period 20’ T 20’ W Black-red foliage color which holds well through summer. Burgundy- red fall color.

Chitose yama
Chitose yama

Upright Japanese Maples/Acer palmatum - expect sizes to occur in a 20 year period 12-15’ T 10-12’ W Deeply cut foliage emerges brick red in spring, turning flat red in summer. A stunning crimson fall color.

Emperor 1
Emperor 1

Upright Japanese Maples/Acer palmatum - expect sizes to occur in a 20 year period 20’ T 20’ W Brilliant red color throughout the growing season. Bright crimson fall color.

Fireglow
Fireglow

Upright Japanese Maples/Acer palmatum - expect sizes to occur in a 20 year period New growth on this vigorous, upright cultivar is bright cherry red that darkens some throughout the summer. Brilliant fire red fall color.

Gable Glory
Gable Glory

Upright Japanese Maples/Acer palmatum - expect sizes to occur in a 20 year period 12-15’ T 12-15’ W Gradients of pink, red and purple leaves in spring. Colors last fairly well into the summer but will eventually age to burgundy. Fall colors are splashes of oranges and reds.

Ghost Dancer
Ghost Dancer

Upright Japanese Maples/Acer palmatum - expect sizes to occur in a 20 year period 10-12’ T 6-8’ W Creamy white to green leaves emerge with purple tip and deep green veins, a neat spring display. For the longest display of color protect from hot afternoon sun. Fall color is a mix of yellow, orange and red.

Hubb's Red Willow
Hubb's Red Willow

Upright Japanese Maples/Acer palmatum - expect sizes to occur in a 20 year period 10-12’ T 6’ W This beauty has delicate long and narrowly lobed leaves of red, with orange and red fall color.

Inazuma
Inazuma

Upright Japanese Maples/Acer palmatum - expect sizes to occur in a 20 year period 20’ T 12-15’ W Deep purple leaves in the spring and early summer. Turning a red-purple into late summer. Bright red-crimson fall color. Vigorous grower.

Mikawa Yatsubusa
Mikawa Yatsubusa

Upright Japanese Maples/Acer palmatum - expect sizes to occur in a 20 year period 6-8’ T 6’ W True dwarf Japanese Maple whose leaves are spaced closely together on short, stubby shoots. Green leaves turn yellow-orange to red in fall. Slow growing.

Okagami
Okagami

Upright Japanese Maples/Acer palmatum - expect sizes to occur in a 20 year period 12-15’ T 12’ W Large deep red to purple leaves create a showy display. Green undertones appear midsummer. Beautiful bronzing in fall.

Omure yama
Omure yama

Upright Japanese Maples/Acer palmatum - expect sizes to occur in a 20 year period 12-15’ T 15’ W Young vigorous growth matures into long cascading branches with deeply divided leaves. Excellent fall color of scarlet and gold tones.

Orange Flame
Orange Flame

Upright Japanese Maples/Acer palmatum - expect sizes to occur in a 20 year period 12-15’ T 8’ W New leaves emerge orange and turn green in summer, with orange petioles. Fall color is bright red, accompanied by orange and green.

Orido Nishiki
Orido Nishiki

Upright Japanese Maples/Acer palmatum - expect sizes to occur in a 20 year period 12 -15’ T 10-12’ W The new growth emerges an array of colors from pink, green, and cream. One of the fastest growing of the variegated leaved Japanese Maples. Brilliant shades of pink-red to maroon in fall.

Oshio Beni
Oshio Beni

Upright Japanese Maples/Acer palmatum - expect sizes to occur in a 20 year period 12-15’ T 12-15’ W Spring leaves arrive in shades of orange-red, that become brick red in summer time, and back to bright red in the fall.

Purple Ghost
Purple Ghost

Upright Japanese Maples/Acer palmatum - expect sizes to occur in a 20 year period 10-12’ T 6’ W Rich purple-red leaves emerge in spring. Prominent dark veins run throughout the leaves adding more beauty. In the fall, this beauty transforms into vibrant orange and red.

Red Emperor
Red Emperor

Upright Japanese Maples/Acer palmatum - expect sizes to occur in a 20 year period 20’ T 20’ W similar look to a Bloodgood, but leafs out 2-3 weeks later. New growth is brilliant crimson. Leaf texture is thinner with a translucent effect. Dark red color lasts throughout summer. Crimson fall color.

Ribbon Leaf 'Atrolineare'
Ribbon Leaf 'Atrolineare'

Upright Japanese Maples/Acer palmatum - expect sizes to occur in a 20 year period 8-10’ T 8’ W Leaves emerge dark red in spring, turning dark green with coppery-bronze undersides in summer. Outstanding shades of dark red and burgundy in the fall.

Sango Kaku
Sango Kaku

Upright Japanese Maples/Acer palmatum - expect sizes to occur in a 20 year period 12-15’ T 12-15’ W Light green foliage in spring turning darker as summer arrives. Fall color of brilliant golden tones. As temperatures get cooler the bark turns impressive shades of coral.

Seiryu
Seiryu

Upright Japanese Maples/Acer palmatum - expect sizes to occur in a 20 year period 12-15’ T 10-12’ W A very vigorous upright form with a dissected leaf. Green leaves in spring turn yellow-gold and crimson in the fall. Vase shaped.

Shishigashira 'Lions Mane/Lions Head'
Shishigashira 'Lions Mane/Lions Head'

Upright Japanese Maples/Acer palmatum - expect sizes to occur in a 20 year period 8-10’ T 8’ W Small deep green crinkled foliage tightly clustered on this sturdy and compact plant. Fall colors range from yellow to crimson. Slow growing.

Skeeter's Broom
Skeeter's Broom

Upright Japanese Maples/Acer palmatum - expect sizes to occur in a 20 year period 8-10’ T 4’ W Bright red spring color, becoming burgundy red foliage in the summer, and bright red again in the fall A beautiful vigorous upright narrow habit.

Suminagashi
Suminagashi

Upright Japanese Maples/Acer palmatum - expect sizes to occur in a 20 year period 12-15’ T 12-15’ W Leaves are brilliant deep red tones in the spring and almost black-red in summer. Fall color is fluorescent orange with crimson tones.

Superbum 'Attraction'
Superbum 'Attraction'

Upright Japanese Maples/Acer palmatum - expect sizes to occur in a 20 year period 15-20’ T 15’ W Spring foliage is a bright red and slowly darkens into a burgundy during the summer time and back to bright red in the fall.

Trompenburg
Trompenburg

Upright Japanese Maples/Acer palmatum - expect sizes to occur in a 20 year period 12-15’ T 8-10’ W Foliage emerges dark reddish-purple in spring with good color retention until late summer, when it fades to reddish-green and bronze before turning showy crimson red in fall.

Tsukushigata
Tsukushigata

Upright Japanese Maples/Acer palmatum - expect sizes to occur in a 20 year period 8-10’ T 8’ W Rich deep purple leaves which hold their color well throughout the season. Lime green vein accentuates the color of the leaves. Fantastic orange fall color.

Villa Taranto
Villa Taranto

Upright Japanese Maples/Acer palmatum - expect sizes to occur in a 20 year period 6-8’ T 4’ W Leaves emerge reddish-purple in spring, mature to green with red overtones in summer and turn golden orange in fall.

Winter's Red
Winter's Red

Upright Japanese Maples/Acer palmatum - expect sizes to occur in a 20 year period 8-10’ T 6-8’ W Leaves on this compact variety emerge red-orange and shift to green with red in the summer. Golden with crimson flashes in fall, just before the vibrant coral-red bark shines in winter.

Yezo nishiki
Yezo nishiki

Upright Japanese Maples/Acer palmatum - expect sizes to occur in a 20 year period 15-20’ T 15’ W Rich, bright reddish-purple spring color which turns to a deeper color as summer progresses. Hot full sun exposure tends to turn leaves bronze with green. Fall colors are fiery orange-scarlet red.

Moonglow Japanese Maples

Aureum
Aureum

Full Moon Japanese Maples/Acer shirasawanum 8-10’ T 8’ W The foliage of this prized Full Moon Maple virtually glows throughout the season. Especially in a site with filtered light, the fan-shaped leaves emerge bright yellow in spring, then gradually soften to yellow-green, a color that holds all summer. Tangerine fall color.

Moonrise
Moonrise

Full Moon Japanese Maples/Acer shirasawanum 8-10’ T 8’ W A fairly new variety that has bright red new growth in spring, changing to orange-yellow for summer. Can withstand full sun quite well.

Weeping Japanese Maples

The size of Weeping Japanese Maples depends on their graft height. If they have an approx. 1’ graft expect mounds ranging in size about 4-5’ tall by 4-5’ wide. A higher graft closer to 2.5-3’ expect mounds 6-8’ tall by 6-8’ wide. Sizes are for a 20 year period. All cultivars can be trimmed to desired size.

Crimson Queen
Crimson Queen

Weeping Japanese Maples/Acer palmatum dissectum Delicate, beautiful crimson color holds throughout summer and turns bright scarlet in the fall. One of the most popular varieties of Weeping Japanese Maples.

Ever Red
Ever Red

Weeping Japanese Maples/Acer palmatum dissectum Crimson leaves emerge in spring and age to an attractive burgundy in summer. Outstanding shades of orange and crimson in fall.

Filigree
Filigree

Weeping Japanese Maples/Acer palmatum dissectum Beautiful green laceleaf that is lightly variegated. Leaves are deeply toothed to make a unique dissected form. Bright golden-orange fall color.

Garnet
Garnet

Weeping Japanese Maples/Acer palmatum dissectum Deeply cut dark red leaves that retain their color through summer. Bright red leaves in fall. A more tight, squatty structure.

Inaba Shidare
Inaba Shidare

Weeping Japanese Maples/Acer palmatum dissectum Deep purple-red dissected leaves hold color through late summer. Brilliant scarlet tones in fall.

Orangeola
Orangeola

Weeping Japanese Maples/Acer palmatum dissectum One of the tightest waterfall looking weepers. Foliage changes from green to purple and then a brilliant shade of orange-red in the fall.

Ornatum
Ornatum

Weeping Japanese Maples/Acer palmatum dissectum Outstanding bronze-red spring foliage lasts throughout summer. Bright crimson-red fall color.

Pendulum Julian
Pendulum Julian

Weeping Japanese Maples/Acer palmatum dissectum Spring leaves emerge with a bronze green, leaves become deep purple red in the summer. The color holds will into the summer. Crimson-orange fall foliage is very vivid.

Red Dragon
Red Dragon

Weeping Japanese Maples/Acer palmatum dissectum Very compact, noted for keeping its rich purple-red foliage. Elegant lacey dissected leaves reminiscent of the claws of a dragon. Crimson-red fall foliage.

Spring Delight
Spring Delight

Weeping Japanese Maples/Acer palmatum dissectum A green variety that emerges in spring with light green leaves and pink edges. Bright yellow fall color.

Tamukeyama
Tamukeyama

Weeping Japanese Maples/Acer palmatum dissectum Very dark purple red foliage holds through summer with green undertones. Fall colors of brilliant scarlet.

Viridis
Viridis

Weeping Japanese Maples/Acer palmatum dissectum Very beautiful green weeping variety with exceptional branching architecture. More shade tolerant then red leaf varieties. Vibrant orange-gold fall color.

Watnong
Watnong

Weeping Japanese Maples/Acer palmatum dissectum Emerging leaves come out slightly red before turning a spectacular pink and then fading to green. Fall color is a great mix of yellow, orange and red

Waterfall
Waterfall

Weeping Japanese Maples/Acer palmatum dissectum Large, finely cut green leaves that turn golden-orange fall color.

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