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Maple

Acer


Description:

Maples encompass a wide range of trees.  From red Maples to delicate looking laceleaf types, there is a type for every landscape! 
 
Common Name: Maple
Botanical Name: Acer
Type: Deciduous Tree
Soil Preference: Most species tolerate drought and occasional wetness.  Some types tolerate wetland conditions and flooding (see below).  Well-drained soil is recommended.  The pH preference is acidic to slightly alkaline for all (less than 6.8 to 7.7)
Light Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Attributes: Shade tree and specimen. Laceleaf Maples make good rock garden plants.  Most attract birds.
Pests: Asian longhorned beetle, aphids, scale, borer, scorch, girdling roots.  Maples are also very sensitive to air pollution, especially sources of which include glass and brick manufacturing and other facilities that heat or treat acid materials containing fluoride.
Diseases: Verticillium wilt
Care: Fertilize with Holly-tone as directed. 

Planting Instructions:  Trees & Shrubs
Water & Fertilizer Schedule
 

Varieties:
Listed alphabetically first by species then variety

This variety listing is for informational purposes only, it is not a catalog. 
To view our catalog or availability, click here

 


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Acer freemani 'Autumn Blaze' (Jeffersred)
Autumn Blaze Maple
zones: 4-8
 
Description:  The deep lobed rich green leaves turn to an excellent orange-red color that persists later in the season than other cultivars.  Dense oval rounded
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 40-50'
Spread:  


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Acer griseum
Paperbark Maple
zones: 4-7
 
Description:  Leaf color is dark green above and silvery beneath.  Showy winged seeds in summer.  Foliage turns bright red in fall.  Most noted for it's showy peeling bark.
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 25'
Spread: 20-25'


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Acer japonicum dissectum 'Green Cascade'
Green Cascade Laceleaf Maple
zones: unknown (5)
 
Description:  This is one of the recent introductions from the United States. This excellent selection was from Art Wright of Canby, Oregon. The form is very unique for a japonicum, that is, weeping or pendulous very similar to a palmatum dissectum. Also it has a very nice cut leaf which is quite rare for this type of plant. The fall colors are yellow-orange with crimson splashes.
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Yellow-orange-red
Height: 5-6'
Spread: 6-8'


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Acer palmatum 'Beni Hime'
Beni Hime Japanese Dwarf Maple
zones: 5-8
 
Description:  Flushing early in spring; the tiny, green leaves have pinkish orange margins. Spring leaves turn solid green in the summer only to have the multi-tones of color return again for the fall. English translation means "red dwarf".
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Green/Orange/Pink
Height: 8-10'
Spread: 6-8'


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Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'
Bloodgood Japanese Maple
zones: 4-8
 
Description:  The deep red leaf color is maintained all summer.  One of the most popular red leaf Maples!  Grows to 9' in 10 years. 
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Red
Height: 15-20'
Spread: 15-25'


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Acer palmatum 'Butterfly'
Butterfly Japanese Maple
zones: 5-8
 
Description:  A very rare and beautiful tree with variegated green and white foliage with a tinge of red coloring.
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Variegated
Height: 10-15'
Spread: 8-10'


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Acer palmatum 'Emperor I'
Emperor Japanese Maple
zones: 4-8
 
Description:  An improvement to 'Bloodgood'.  The dark red leaf color lasts throughout the season. Fiery crimson leaves in the fall. 
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Red
Height: 10-12' in 10 years (to 15-20')
Spread: 10-15'


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Acer palmatum 'Goshiki Kotohime'
Goshiki Kotohime Japanese Maple
zones: 5-8
 
Description:  New leaves on this dwarf Maple emerge in pink and red tones brightening to light green. Foliage is crinkled and densely formed on the branches.  Gold and orange colors in the fall.
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Mixed
Height: 4'
Spread: 4'


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Acer palmatum 'Grandma Ghost'
Grandma Ghost Japanese Maple
zones: 5-9
Description:  Leaf color changes throughout the season. In spring, foliage is creamy white or yellow with dark veins then in fall changes to bright orange/red.  Requires afternoon shade and well-drained soil.
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Mixed
Height: 6-8'
Spread: 4-6'


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Acer palmatum 'Hana matoi'
Hana matoi Japanese Maple
zones: 5-9
Description:  The finely dissected spring foliage emerges almost purple with cream, pink and green variegation. As summer approaches, the foliage changes to green but the pretty variegation remains. Prefers a well-drained spot in partial shade.
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Variegated
Height: 2-3'
Spread: 3-4'


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Acer palmatum 'Hubb's Red Willow'
Orange Weeping Laceleaf Maple
zones: 5-8
Description:  Bearing a willowy, delicate appearance, this small tree has dark purple-red leaves with long and narrow lobes. Very vigorous and vase-shaped when young maturing to a round-topped small tree. Fall color comes with an onslaught of fiery oranges and reds.
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Variegated
Height: 6-8'
Spread: 4-5'


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Acer palmatum 'Jeddeloh Orange'
Orange Weeping Laceleaf Maple
zones: 5-9
Description:  The leaves emerge orange with red highlights on this weeping laceleaf from Jeddeloh Nursery in Germany.  The summer leaves are green with orange-red margins and contrasting red new growth.
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Variegated
Height: 5-6'
Spread: 4-5'


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Acer palmatum 'Katsura'
Katsura Japanese Maple
zones: 5-9
 
Description:  A dense, compact, Japanese maple that is most noted for its beautiful spring foliage emerging chartreuse with orange-tinted margins then maturing to bright green by summer and finally turn pastel shades of orange and yellow in fall. 
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Dark Green
Height: 10-12' (10 year growth)
Spread: 10-12'


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Acer palmatum 'Koto No Ito'
Harp Strings Japanese Maple
zones: 5-9
 
Description:  Koto No Ito in Japanese means Harp Strings. The spring/summer foliage is green then changes to a spectacular golden yellow in the fall (second picture)  Mature leaves are very thin and will sometimes spiral.  Upright with a dense and soft appearance. 
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 6-8'
Spread: 5-6'


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Acer palmatum 'Mikawa Yatsubusa'
Mikawa Yatsubusa Japanese Maple
zones:
 
Description:  The leaves of this multi-branched, compact cultivar grow closely together and overlap one another like shingles on a roof, producing a dense leaf cover on a sculptural, nearly spherical form. New foliage, light yellow-green with red tips and margins, turns medium green as it matures. In fall, brilliant fiery red and darker red leaves create a dramatic show. Ideal in a small space, courtyard or near water.
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Dark Green
Height: 4-5'
Spread: 4-5'


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Acer palmatum 'Okushimo'
Okushimo Japanese Maple
zones:
 
Description:  This very desirable cultivar is unique in a few ways, the odd-shaped leaves, the unusual fall color, and the sweeping upright growth habit. The leaves are very dark green, deeply lobed and rolled upward, almost tube-like, The fall color is an intense yellow-gold that is almost fluorescent at times. The growth habit is vase shaped, not round-topped or umbrella shaped as are most of the other palmatums, It will tolerate pruning and shaping to confine it to smaller areas but should never need this because of its slow growth habit.
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Dark Green
Height: 12-15'
Spread: 5-8'


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Acer palmatum 'Orange Dream'
Orange Dream Japanese Maple
zones:
 
Description:  This maple is well named. It has new leaves in spring that are bright orange-yellow with the orange being on the margin creating a real nice effect. Later it turns a greenish-yellow then in the fall it turns back to a yellow-orange. The leaves are either 5 or 7 lobed and the bark is a nice fresh green color. The mature height is around 10 feet high.
 
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Orange-yellow/greenish-yellow
Height: 12-15'
Spread: 10-12'


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Acer palmatum 'Pixie'
Dwarf Japanese Maple
zones: 5-8
 
Description:  Pixie’s beautiful leaves remain burgundy-red throughout summer changing to a fiery scarlet in fall.  Imagine a dwarf form of Bloodgood.
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Red
Height: 6-8'
Spread: 4-5'


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Acer palmatum 'Purple Ghost'
Purple Ghost Japanese Maple
zones: 5-9
 
Description:  In spring, red leaves display reticulated variegation in a multitude of colors. Prominent venation on new growth creates a ruffled look that softens as leaves mature. Brilliant purple-red or deep purple develops with more sun, and the tree shows good sun tolerance for a variegated Japanese Maple. Fall colors range from orange to red. Quite sun and wind tolerant.  Vigorous.
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Various
Height: 10-15'
Spread: 10-12'


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Acer palmatum 'Red Spider'
Red Spider Japanese Maple
zones: 5-8
 
Description:  With narrow lobes cut almost to the mid-vein, the leaves of this 4-6' maple might resemble those of bamboo, except for their colorfulness: opening deep-red-orange, maturing to a bronzy-green.
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Red, Bronze-Green (Summer)
Height: 4-6' (in 10 years)
Spread: 3-4'


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Acer palmatum 'Rhode Island Red'
Shaina Japanese Maple
zones: 5-9
 
Description:  Boasts dense, compact branching forming a round to ovate outline. Mid-size leaves are bright red in spring and darken as leaves mature. Fall foliage is brilliant orange to red with red stems for winter interest.
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Red
Height: 6-8'
Spread: 5-6'


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Acer palmatum 'Shaina'
Shaina Japanese Maple
zones: 5-8
 
Description:  Originated as a sport of 'Bloodgood'.  The growth habit is upright and compact with lots of twiggy growth giving the branches a tufted look.  Narrow, pointed leaves are two-toned with bright red contrasting with dark red leaves. 
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Red
Height: 4-5' (in 8 years)
Spread: 3-4'


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Acer palmatum 'Shirazz'
AKA 'Gwen's Rose Delight'
Shirazz Japanese Maple
zones: 4-8
 
Description:   This is a new introduction from Duncan & Davies in New Zealand.  The plant offers heat resistant foliage and striking variegation.  Shirazz has a weeping habit and hues of crimson-pink with white margins and crimson fall color.
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Variegated
Height: 12-15'
Spread: 10'


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Acer palmatum dissectum 'Crimson Queen'
Crimson Queen Red Laceleaf Maple
zones: 3-7
 
Description:  It's lacy red foliage is maintained spring and summer then changes to a bright scarlet tone.  Spreads to 4' in 10 years.
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Red
Height: 6-8'
Spread: 6-8'


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Acer palmatum dissectum 'Green Filigree'
Variegated Green Laceleaf Maple
zones: 5-8
 
Description:  Double dissected leaves give a feathery appearance.  The leaves are subtly variegated with light green and creamy white.
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Variegated (mainly green)
Height: 5-6'
Spread: 5-6'

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Acer palmatum dissectum 'Green Hornet'
Green Hornet Laceleaf Maple
zones:
 
Description:  This new selection is fantastic with its great fall color. The new leaves are shaded in orange-red and they turn a nice bright green in the summer on long pendulous branches.  Fall color is bright red.  This variety is vigorous and broadly spreading.
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Orange, red, green
Height: 8-10'
Spread: 6-8'


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Acer palmatum dissectum 'Inaba Shidare'
Inaba Shidare Red Laceleaf Maple
zones: 5-8
 
Description:  Maroon foliage all summer on this cutleaf Japanese Maple.  Will reach 8-10' VERY slowly.
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Red
Height: 8-10'
Spread: 8'


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Acer palmatum dissectum 'Orangeola'
Orangeola Laceleaf Maple
zones: 5-8
 
Description:  Emerges with orange-red color then changes to green with a burgundy tint.  The second growth is bright orange.  Graceful and weeping. 
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Orange-red, green
Height: 8-10'
Spread: 8-10'


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Acer palmatum dissectum 'Red Dragon'
Red Dragon Laceleaf Maple
zones: 5-8
 
Description:  Red lacy foliage that retains it's color throughout the summer better than Crimson Queen. 
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Red
Height: 6-8'
Spread: 5-6'


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Acer palmatum dissectum 'Seiryu'
Green Laceleaf Japanese Maple
zones: 5-8
 
Description:  An upright to spreading Laceleaf Maple with bright, medium green foliage and good fall color. 
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 12'
Spread: 8'


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Acer palmatum dissectum 'Tamukeyama'
Red Laceleaf Maple
zones: 5-8
 
Description:  Able to hold it's burgundy color through hot, humid summers and resists scorching better than others.  Strongly cascading form.
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Burgundy Red
Height: 6-8'
Spread: 6-8'


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Acer platanoides 'Crimson King'
Crimson King Norway Maple
zones: 3-7
 
Description:  All season rich maroon foliage turns to reddish-bronze in the fall.
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Maroon
Height: 25-50'
Spread: 35-50'


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Acer platanoides 'Crimson Sentry'
Crimson Sentry Norway Maple
zones: 3-7
 
Description:  Leaves are closely spaced along the branches.  Foliage in spring is brighter red than 'Crimson King'.  Reddish-maroon foliage all summer long on this slow growing tree.
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Red-maroon
Height: 30-35'
Spread: 20-25'


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Acer platanoides 'Emerald Queen'
Emerald Queen Norway Maple
zones: 3-7
 
Description:  Dark glossy green leathery foliage turns bright yellow in fall.  A fast and rapid grower. 
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 40-50'
Spread: 35-40'


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Acer platanoides 'Royal Red'
Royal Red Norway Maple
zones: 3-7
 
Description:  Maroon leaves all summer long.  Very similar to 'Crimson King'
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Maroon
Height: 25-50'
Spread: 35-50'


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Acer rubrum 'October Glory'
October Glory Red Maple
zones: 3-9
 
Description:  Leaves retain good green color well into fall, and are sometimes subjected to frost prior to acquiring fall color. Orange to red fall color for this cultivar is brilliant in most years.  It grows faster than Norway and sugar maples, but slower than silver maple. 
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 45-50'
Spread: 30-40'


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Acer rubrum 'Redpointe'
Redpointe Red Maple
zones: 5-9
 
Description: Brilliant red fall color plus an upright pyramidal form make this introduction a standout.  Resistance to anthracnose, spider mites, leaf hoppers and leaf chlorosis, a condition often causing yellow foliage and burned foliage caused by high pH soils. 
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Green (red fall color shown)
Height: 45'
Spread: 30'


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Acer rubrum 'Red Sunset' Franksred
Red Sunset Red Maple
zones: 4-8
 
Description:  Excellent orange to red fall color.  Lovely pyramidal to rounded outline. Grows faster than Norway and Sugar Maples but slower than Silver Maple. One of the best red Maple cultivars!  Tolerates flooding and very wet conditions.
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 45-50'
Spread: 40-50'

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Sun Valley Red Maple
zones: 4-7
 
Description:  A hybrid of 'Red Sunset' and 'Autumn Flame' developed at the National Arboretum.  Male selection noted for having symmetrical, ovate crown and exceptionally brilliant red fall color.
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 25-35'
Spread: 20-25'


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Acer saccharum 'Commemoration'
Commemoration Sugar Maple
zones: 4-8
 
Description:  Acer saccharum is a large maple best known as the source of maple syrup. 'Commemoration' is a fast, vigorous grower with a dense, oval to rounded form.  Green, leathery leaves turn early to orange and red in fall.  Prefers moist, well drained fertile soil.
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 40-50'
Spread: 25-30'


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Acer saccharum 'Fall Fiesta' (Balista)
Fall Fiesta Sugar Maple
zones: 3-8
 
Description:  Rapid grower compared to other Sugar Maples.  New foliage emerges with a touch of red and quickly turns glossy deep green then to vibrant yellow, orange and red in fall.  Beautifully symmetrical branching.
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 50-75'
Spread: 50'


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Acer saccharum 'Green Mountain'
Green Mountain Sugar Maple
zones: 3-8
 
Description:  Dark green leathery foliage turns red, orange and yellow in fall.  This variety has good scorch resistance.  Has winged fruit that bear in the spring.
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 50-65'
Spread: 35-50'


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Acer saccharinum 'Silver Queen'
Silver Queen Silver Maple
zones: 3-9
 
Description:  An improved selection of Silver Maple with a tighter oval head and bright gold fall color.  Upright form. Tolerates wet soils.
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 50-65'
Spread: 40-50'


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Acer tegmentosum 'White Tigress'
Striped Bark Maple
zones: 5-8
 
Description:  The bark of the main stem and major branches are green or reddish-green and covered in long, silver stripes or streaks.  From a distance, it really does look as if a tiger has clawed at it!  This tree really stands out in winter with it's deep red branch ends and white striations.
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 15-20'
Spread: 12-15'
 

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