Bloodgood Japanese Maple Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood' (ideas for plantings beneath)

Bloodgood Japanese Maple Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood' (ideas for plantings beneath)

How to Grow Japanese Maples. Japanese Maples have a reputation for being difficult to grow, but while they have needs that need to be attended to for best growth and color, they are a tough and adaptable plant. Here are steps on how to grow Japanese Maples, and our top favorite varieties!

How to Grow Japanese Maples. Japanese Maples have a reputation for being difficult to grow, but while they have needs that need to be attended to for best growth and color, they are a tough and adaptable plant. Here are steps on how to grow Japanese Maples, and our top favorite varieties!

Acer palmatum Cascade Gold - Golden Foliage Weeping Waterfall Japanese Maple - LARGE Tree

Acer palmatum Cascade Gold - Golden Foliage Weeping Waterfall Japanese Maple - LARGE Tree

acer palmatum koto-no-ito - 6′ tall and 4′ wide in 10 years, Zone 5 min.

acer palmatum koto-no-ito - 6′ tall and 4′ wide in 10 years, Zone 5 min.

Acer palmatum 'Beni kosode'

Acer palmatum 'Beni kosode'

Acer palmatum Osakazuki (Osakasuk Sunset Japanese Maple)

Acer palmatum Osakazuki (Osakasuk Sunset Japanese Maple)

Coral Bark Japanese Maple -- beautiful year round

Coral Bark Japanese Maple

Coral Bark Japanese Maple -- beautiful year round

Bloodgood Japanese maple (Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood')

Bloodgood Japanese maple (Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood')

Acer palmatum Alpenweiss    Full sun-Part shade  * Zones 5-8  * 10' tall  x 4' wide in 10 years  A dwarf Japanese maple!  Spring foliage is a unique variegation of white, pink, and green!

Acer palmatum Alpenweiss Full sun-Part shade * Zones 5-8 * 10' tall x 4' wide in 10 years A dwarf Japanese maple! Spring foliage is a unique variegation of white, pink, and green!

Autumn red foliage of Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki' by Four Seasons Garden, via Flickr

Autumn red foliage of Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki' by Four Seasons Garden, via Flickr

Acer Palmatum Sango Kaku has beautiful contrasted stem and leaves.  Max Height 6m. Max Spread 5m. Prefers to be planted in full sun.  ornamental tree with deeply lobed orange-yellow leaves turning a soft yellow in autumn but it is for its attractive coral-red stems in winter that makes this plant so popular.  Its twigs and branches give a stunning display turning coral pink - a wonderful addition to a garden in a season when there's usually not much bright colour to be found.

Acer Palmatum Sango Kaku has beautiful contrasted stem and leaves. Max Height 6m. Max Spread 5m. Prefers to be planted in full sun. ornamental tree with deeply lobed orange-yellow leaves turning a soft yellow in autumn but it is for its attractive coral-red stems in winter that makes this plant so popular. Its twigs and branches give a stunning display turning coral pink - a wonderful addition to a garden in a season when there's usually not much bright colour to be found.

Japanese Maple 'Dissectum Garnet' The beautiful, dark red leaved Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Garnet Dissectum') shrub is very striking in any garden. Distinctive for its magnificent, slender, dark red leaves. The fabulous colourful foliage of this hardy ornamental shrub looks wonderful on the patio or decking. As it grows fairly slowly it is very suitable for small gardens and can even be planted in a spacious pot or tub. Good resistance to the cold. Height supplied 30-40 cm.

Japanese Maple 'Dissectum Garnet' The beautiful, dark red leaved Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Garnet Dissectum') shrub is very striking in any garden. Distinctive for its magnificent, slender, dark red leaves. The fabulous colourful foliage of this hardy ornamental shrub looks wonderful on the patio or decking. As it grows fairly slowly it is very suitable for small gardens and can even be planted in a spacious pot or tub. Good resistance to the cold. Height supplied 30-40 cm.

Kigi Nursery - Acer palmatum ' Orange Dream ' Japanese Maple Tree, $20.00 (http://www.kiginursery.com/acer-palmatum-orange-dream-japanese-maple-tree/)

Acer palmatum ' Orange Dream ' Japanese Maple Tree

Kigi Nursery - Acer palmatum ' Orange Dream ' Japanese Maple Tree, $20.00 (http://www.kiginursery.com/acer-palmatum-orange-dream-japanese-maple-tree/)

Acer palmatum 'Orange Dream' on the small side

Acer palmatum 'Orange Dream' on the small side

Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum'

Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum'

Acer palmatum 'Hanami nishiki' in early spring http://mrmaple.com/hanami_nishiki.html

Acer palmatum 'Hanami nishiki' in early spring http://mrmaple.com/hanami_nishiki.html

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