Do you wish for something extremely colorful, eye catching and unusual for a focal point in your landscape? Then consider a Japanese Maple!
These deciduous shrubs and small trees are native to Japan and Korea and are very ornamental plants with slow growth. They are the most delicate and airy looking of the maple family and offer year-round interest. The new growth in the spring will have glowing red, pink , yellow and bight green leaves, usually turning to a soft green in the summer. Their fall colors can astound you with a color spectrum of yellow to red to orange. The slender bare branches will show off its interesting and intricate branch patterns for added winter enjoyment.
The grafted cultivars are generally smaller and slower in growth. Very effective as small lawn tree, in large patio planters, in entryways and in rock gardens. Ideal for Japanese gardens and around pools and stream beds in water gardens. Invaluable in tubs and as bonsai specimens.