Springtime Japanese Maples

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 … Continue reading Springtime Japanese Maples

Coral Bark Japanese Maple

If winter is a plain old c-scale on the piano, then the coral bark Japanese Maple is a vibrant jazzy number that shoots and shouts.  It gets your attention and takes your notice, especially now when surrounded by a dull winter-scape.  Also known as ‘Sango kaku’ (coral tower in Japanese) this variety of Acer palmatum is an outstanding specimen tree that has upright growth to 25 feet … Continue reading Coral Bark Japanese Maple