I love the beautiful contrasting color on a Coral Bark Japanese Maple, especially in the spring. This one I have in a container and the bright new growth is a perfect contrast for the glowing red bark. Do you have a favorite Japanese Maple? Ukigumo for me!
I love the delicate and narrow leaves on this maple Koto No Ito, which translates to ‘harp strings’ in English. As they uncurl they seem to be filling with life like a butterfly from a chrysalis. This tree reaches 6 feet in 10 years and turns golden yellow in the fall.
This dwarf Japanese Maple has pink leaves emerging in spring, changing to green in summer and yellow/orange in the fall. Three seasons of color, better than most perennials! The leaves are dense, small and crinkled, creating a unique texture in the garden. Reaching only 5 feet and slow growing, this tree is great for containers or bonsai.
The new foliage on this maple is soft and powdery. This is another small tree, but with delicate weeping branches. The leaves hold onto their beautiful glowing red throughout the summer. Japanese maples, you can’t just have one!