My love affair with Japanese Maples started five years ago, starting out with 4 large (Dissectum) Japanese Maples which quickly morphed into 25 (19 different cultivars). I guess you could say I have started a small collection of Japanese Maples in my garden landscape which I am sure will continue to grow over the next several years.
Japanese Maples are known for their lacy and delicate foliage, their elegant architectural form, and their beautiful foliage colors both in the spring and fall, making them excellent choices for your landscape. Below are some of the Japanese Maples in my garden showing off their fall and summer colors …
A beautiful dwarf Japanese maple. Leaves emerge light green with red tips and turning yellow to red in the fall. 3′
The leaves unfold in the spring to a green, and then are exceptionally beautiful in the fall turning yellow to red.
New growth begins red that later turns pink- red with emerging green. Beautiful in that many colors – red,pink and green- can appear on the tree all at one time. In fall the leaves are scarlet. 5-10′
In spring, the leaves turn a pale yellow green that deepens to golden tones late summer/fall.
Protect from afternoon sun.
Has a beautiful cascading manner, turns a beautiful shade of gold/crimson in fall. 5-10′
A variegated Japanese maple, with small green and white leaves with a hint of pink in spring.
A finely dissected maple, has light orange-red leaves. 5-10′
A columnar Japanese Maple whose brilliant red foliage lasts through summer, turning crimson in the fall. Shines in my landscape. 10-15′
A cascading form which has a lacy appearance with wonderful orange-red fall color.
Japanese Maples are beautiful in so many ways, and in so many seasons.
No wonder I love them so much!