Japanese Maples
Maple Leaf A.j.f. Aconitifolium (fall), A.p. Katsura, A.p.d. Inaba shidare, A.p. Orido nishiki



TREE DESCRIPTIONS

A is for ‘acer’ which is Latin for maple.
d is for ‘dissectum’, the lace leaf or cut leaf form.
p is for ‘palmatum’, one of the several species of Japanese Maple. It has the greatest number of cultivars.
j is for japonicum, another species of Japanese Maple.

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FERTILIZER
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A. griseum
UPRIGHT  •  12'-15'  •  4-8  •  SUN-PT SHADE
The Paperbark Maple has shiny, copper colored, exfoliating bark, beautiful in both winter and summer. The leaves are three lobed, matte green and divided to the center. Fall brings a spectacular blend of reds. 1 gal @ $30.00; 3 gal @ $65.00


A. j. 'Aconitifolium'
UPRIGHT  •  12'-15'  •  ZONE 5–8  •  SUN-PART SHADE
Often called the 'Dancing Peacock', this tree borrows not only the name but also the form and colors of this garish bird. Heavy, feathery lobes arrange themselves into fan-like leaves that fully mock the bird's wide-spread tail. In spring and summer they don a mesmerizing deep green; in fall swirling reds, oranges, golds and purples emerge for an alluring display. It is one of our personal favorites. #2 @$45.00; larger sizes available @ 60.00 to $110.00.


A. j. 'Aconitifolium' seedlings
UPRIGHT  •  unknown  •  5-8  • 
These vigorous Acer japonicums are seed grown from Acer j Aconitifolium. They vary in leaf and form to make an interesting study of what and why we graft to get a desired set of characteristics. This is not to say these trees are unattractive; quite the contrary is true! All are green and have that fantastic brilliant fall color associated with all A japonicum cultivars. one size @ $20.00; LC@$35.00


A. j. 'Ao juntan'
MOUNDING  •  3-5'  •  5-8  •  FULL SUN TO PART SHADE
This is an new and rare japonicum cultivar. The large leaves are typically green; they are similar to those of Green Cascade but more open and with longer lobes so the look is strong but airy. Fall color is gold and burned orange. #2 @ $50.00; 10" container sizes @ $65.00 & $75.00


A. j. 'Attaryi'
UPRIGHT  •  8-12'  •  5-8  •  FULL SUN TO PART SHADE
Extra large green leaves that are somewhat divided are always going to make you run for your camera in the fall! They will thrill year after year! Over time this tree will get quite large but it is not a fast grower. 10" container size @ $65.00 - $75.00


A. j. 'Fairy Lights'
MOUNDING  •  4-5'  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
The dissected leaves are somewhat finer than those of Green Cascade and the dome of the mature plant is higher and rounder. Spring leaves are bright green; they darken during summer and then turn bright red and orange in fall. #1 @$35.00


A. j. 'Green Cascade'
MOUNDING  •  4'-5'  •  ZONE 5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
Weeping, twice-divided leaves look lacy, luxurious and distinctly bold. The spreading, somewhat pendulous form is unusual for a japonicum but you can still rely on the characteristic large leaves and rainbow of brilliant fall color. #1 @ $30.00; #2 @ $45.00; larger sizes available @ $60.00 to 95.00


A. j. 'Meigetsu Itaya'
UPRIGHT  •  18-22'  •  ZONE 5-8  •  SUN TO PT SHADE
The enormous, slightly cupped leaf of this cultivar remains dark green for most of its life, but, in fall, the sturdy hold of the petiole (leaf stem) keeps the leaves, now bedecked in reds and yellows, attached to the tree, and thus a bright spot in the growing gloom of the fall landscape. It is one of the more vigorous cultivars and may eventually reach 45 feet in height. #1 @ 35.00; larger sizes available @ $65.00 - $125.00


A. j. 'O isami'
UPRIGHT  •  12-15'  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PT SHADE
Fat, round, green leaves unfurl in the spring while large magenta flowers hang amoung them in weitghty clusters. This is a vigoruos grower with an open habit at maturity. Fall's cosmetics comprise spectacular blends of red, yellow, orange and residual green. # 2 @ $50.00; larger size available @ $65.00 - $95.00


A. j. 'Ruby'
UPRIGHT  •  15 - 20'  •  5-8  •  SUN - PART SHADE
Leaves are green mixed with red like a fabric woven with green thread for the warp and red for the weft; the red is stronger at the edges. Fall lays claim to the whole hot end of the color spectrum. Tree is upright with a spreading canopy similar to Aconitifolium. #1 @$38.50


A. j. 'Vitifolium'
UPRIGHT  •  20-25  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
Heavy branches; fat buds; large, colorful pink and mauve flower clusters; a wide spreading habit, and enormous leaves convey a sense of substance and strength. Fall colors are unbeatable! #2 @ 50.00; 10" container size @ $65.00-110.00


A. p. 'Adrian's Compact'
UPRIGHT  •  4-6'  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
Bright red new growth darkens to burgundy then really shows off in fall with a colorful mix of red and orange. The growth habit is slow and, guess what, compact. #2 @50.50. larger available @ $65.00


A. p. 'Akaji nishiki'
UPRIGHT  •  10-12'  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
An innitial flush of bright pink dissatisfies this cultivar so it dons a garish mix of pinks and greens. In fall this fickle beauty dresses in orange and red. #2 @ $50.00; larger available @ $75.00-85.00


A. p. 'Akegarasu
UPRIGHT  •  12 - 15'  •  5-8  •  SUN - PART SHADE
Vigorous upright tree that leafs out bright red then changes to green with red leaf stems and a pale wash of red. Colors are brightest with some direct sun. The leaves are large and rounded but lobes are deeply divided. The mature tree has good architecture and an oval form. #2 @ $50.00; 10" @ $65.00


A. p. 'Akita'
BROAD DWARF  •  3'-4'  •  6-8  •  SUN - PART SHADE
Rare green dwarf with leaves that have long slender, deeply divided lobes and grow bunched tightly together. With age it broadens out. #1 @ $38.50


A. p. 'Alpenweiss'
UPRIGHT  •  7-10'  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
Green leaves pucker slightly and are ribboned in snowy white that is brushed with pink in spring. Variegation is similar to but more intense than 'Higisa yama'. Mature trees form broad, open vases. #2 @ $50.00; Larger available @ $75.00 & $80.00


A. p. 'Amagi shigure'
UPRIGHT  •  3-5'  •  5-8  •  PART SUN; PART SHADE
Saturated red leaves are enhanced by a fine webbing of ebony veins. Color persists into summer but the plants need protection from hot summer sun, especially in warmer areas. Fall brings a riot of orange and red. #1 @$40.00


A. p. 'Amber Ghost'
UPRIGHT  •  5-8'  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PT SHADE
One of several 'Ghosts' characterized by variegated, reticulated leaves. Leaf color is a constantly changing mix of amber, red and dark green. Fall color is brilliant red. #2 @$50.00; Larger @ $70.00


A. p. 'Aocha nishiki'
UPRIGHT  •  7-9'  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
Add new shades of green to your landscape with this cultivar. It is quite a bright yellow green in spring and stays lighter than others throughout the summer. Small amounts of cream variegation are barely noticeable but the luminous green branches stand out all year. Fall colors are gold and amber. 10" container size only @ $65.00 & $85.00


A. p. 'Aoyagi gawa'
UPRIGHT  •  5' - 7'  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
NEW: More linearlobums are coming into the market; this one is quite special. The leaves are green in spring and summer and yellow in fall. The icing on the cake is the color of the branches in winter; they are yellow green with a blush of tangerine. #2 @$50.00; older @$65.00


A. p. 'Arakawa'
UPRIGHT  •  15-18'  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
After 4 or 5 years this cultivar develops a heavily textured, corky bark, an ornimental feature that is interesting in summer and outstanding in winter. The leaves are deeply divided; they are green in summer and red in fall. larger available @ $75.00 - 85.00


A. p. 'Ariadne'
UPRIGHT  •  3-6'  •  6-8  •  OPEN OR PART SHADE
Exquisitely shaped and variegated leaves are delicate but not small. They are deeply divided and finely serrated. Spring leaves are pink with a spider's web of green veins throughout. Fall colors are rosey reds with orange accents. Protect from full, direct sun. #2 @ $50.00; larger @ $65.00 & 75.00


A. p. 'Beni gasa'
UPRIGHT  •  8-12'  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
Deeply divided leaves emerge a glistening rose then deepen to a true red. By late summer green has asserted itself but fall brings back the red. #2 @ $50.00; available in 10" containers @ $65.00 & $85.00.


A. p. 'Beni hoshi'
UPRIGHT DWARF  •  3-4'  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
Red, round and palmate leaves grow heavily on this rare dwarf. The leaves have bright green veins that stand out till green seeps in through out. Fall brings a wonderful surprise: rich golden coloration. Tree habit is upright and full with short, rigid branches. #1 @ $38.50; #2@ 50.00


A. p. 'Beni kawa'
UPRIGHT  •  12-14'  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
Standing our brightly in the winter garden, the red branches of 'Beni kawa' flicker in the muted landscape, promising that warm days will come again. In spring the small green leaves are rimmed in red; in fall the red twigs appear to be encrusted with large gold and copper leaves. #2 @ $45.00; Larger @ &65.00 to $75.00


A. p. 'Beni maiko'
UPRIGHT  •  6'-7'  •  ZONE 6-8  •  SUN TO PT SHADE
Beni maiko brashly breaks winters dormancy in knock-out reddish pink. Small palmate leaves dance an exuberent jig on spring breezes, earning this cultivar the name "red haired dancing girl". She changes costume to apple-green with red accents for summer and again to a mix of reds and soft oranges for fall. She thrives in sun or shade, in the border, yard or container. #2@ $45.00; 10" sizes available @ $65.00 & $85.00


A. p. 'Beni otake'
UPRIGHT  •  6'-7'  •  ZONE 5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
Otherwise known as 'Big Red Bamboo', this tree is treasured for its deep red, strap leaves. Spectacular spring color holds through summer and turns crimson-orange in fall. This is a vigorous tree providing good texture variation and rich color. #2 @ $50.00; LC @ $65.00


A. p. 'Beni shichihenge'
UPRIGHT  •  7-9'  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PT SHADE
Vibrant pink edges highlight multi-shaped, lime-green leaves. The pink holds well, fading slightly to cream by late summer. Fall reds are distinctly two toned. This variegated, finely branched shrub is best where it can be admired up close. Many consider it not only more colorful but also hardier than the similar selection, 'Butterfly'. # 2 @ $45.00; larger sizes available @ $65.00 & $105.00


A. p. 'Beni shigitatsu sawa'
UPRIGHT  •  10'-12'  •  ZONE 6-8  •  PART SHADE
The kaleidoscope can hardly keep up with the changing color schemes of this selection. In spring it is the color of crushed strawberries. When protected by partial shade an awe inspiring triple variegation then emerges. Creamy yellow becomes icy with the slightest tinge of silver and is etched with dark green reticulation. On top of this, a blush of rouge smears from the leaves' centers and down the individual lobes. In summer dark green accented by even darker green veins dominates. Fall brings a cacophony of brilliant reds. #2 @ $45.00; 10" container sizes @ $65.00- $80.00


A. p. 'Beni ubi gohan'
UPRIGHT DWARF  •  3-5'  •  5-8  •  FULL SUN TO PART SHADE
Reportedly, the smallest of the linearlobum maples, this spreading dwarf makes a handsome container specimen as well as being an asset in a perennial bed. It may also be appropriately selected for bonsai. Leaves are deep red when they emerge; later they become a bronzed green before turning scarlet in fall. The large leaves typical of new growth on linearlobums have a greater impact on 'Beni ubi gohan' due to its overall small size. larger plants available #2 @$48.50; @ 85.00 & 95.00


A. p. 'Bihou'
UPRIGHT  •  6' - 9'  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
NEW and exciting cultivar from Japan! Tree has bright yellow branches in the winter and yellow leaves in fall. Spring and summer color is green. This is a small tree with small leaves and upright habit so it makes a great four season choice for a small space or to add structure to a large perennial bed. #1 @ 40.00; #2 @ $55.00


A. p. 'Bloodgood'
UPRIGHT  •  20' - 25'  •  ZONE 5 – 8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
Large red palmate leaves hold their color well into summer before greening up in August. 'Bloodgood' is the best known of the many available Japanese maples. This is dependable, graceful, and vigorous. Its carmine red samaras (seed pods) add a striking contrast to the deep bronze-red of late summer leaves. Fall color is scarlet. #2 @ $45.00; larger sizes available @ $60.00-$80.00


A. p. 'Bonfire'
UPRIGHT  •  7' - 10'  •  ZONE 5-8  •  SUN-PT SHADE
Unfolding a rich, brilliant pink, small leaves attract great admiration; in summer they turn green only to show off in red again for fall. It is a vigorous grower with small, delicate branches. #2 @ $45.00; larger sizes available @ $75.00 - $85.00


A. p. 'Butterfly'
UPRIGHT  •  7'-10'  •  ZONE 5-8  •  SUN TO PT SHADE
Flirting with the breeze like gossamer wings, the irregular leaves of this cultivar cavort happily bedecked in mint green with cream borders and a tinge of pink in spring. Fall sets off a metamorphosis to rose and magenta. Growth is twiggy and dense; pruning will open the tree up if you prefer. #2 @ $45.00; larger available $60.00-85.00


A. p. 'Caperci Dwarf'
BROAD DWARF  •  3-4'  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
Tiny star-shaped leaves begin as bright pink and change to green. In fall they are washed in amber and rose. This is a short but spreading plant. #2 @ 50.00


A. p. 'Corallinum'
UPRIGHT  •  7'-8'  •  ZONE 6-8  •  SUN TO PT SHADE
In spring, small leaves erupt in a pink color somewhere between maraschino cherries and cocktail shrimp. Summer's green is often speckled with bits of the pink. The transition reaches each leaf at a different moment so that, in mid season, a thoroughly green leaf and a stubbornly pink one can sit side by side. The mottled result is evocative, as is the name, of a sea's coral reef. larger only @ $65.00-$95.00


A. p. 'Crimson Carole'
UPRIGHT  •  9-12'  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
This red, upright tree has deeply divided and distinctly serrated leaves. These leaves look like a feather fan that has been spread wide open. Fall color is a rich red. I think this is quiet a beautiful selection. #1 @ $35.00; #2 @ 50.00; 10" @ $65.00 - 75.00


A. p. 'Crumple Leaf'
UPRIGHT  •  10-15'  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PT SHADE
Maybe an angry giant grabs all these coarse red leaves just as they emerge and scrunches them in his fist, then somebody comes on behind and tries with only partial success to press them out flat again. The color is a rich, deep red that bronzes out in summer and turns amber and red in the fall. # 1 @ $35.00


A. p. 'Dr. Seuss'
UPRIGHT  •  5-8'  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
This is a fun, new, cream and green variegated tree with fanciful leaves of unusual, almost frilled, shapes. Mature form has a small, upright stature that is broader than tall. #1 @ $35.00; #2 @ $50.00; larger specimens available @ $70.00 & $80.00.


A. p. 'Elmwood'
UPRIGHT  •  5-9'  •  5-8  • 
Leaves are deeply divided and variegated, especially in the spring when pink contrasts strongly with green veins. #2 @ $50.00


A. p. 'Enkan'
UPRIGHT DWARF  •  3-5'  •  5-8  •  SUN-PT SHADE
NEW: Deep purple strap leaves hang from airy purple branches and are sway in breezes like decorations strung for a party. Grows slowly into a small broad tree. (syn. 'Aiken le') #2 @ 50.00


A. p. 'Ezo nishiki'
UPRIGHT  •  15-18  •  ZONE 5-8  •  SUN-PT SHADE
Large leaves display glorious colors through out the year. The reds are brighter and a touch of orange is stirred into fall's scarlet. This is a vigorous, sturdy, upright tree with good branching. It grows taller than wide and is a personal favorite. #2 @ 50.00; 10" container specimens available @ 65.00 & 95.00


A. p. 'Fairy Hair'
UPRIGHT DWARF  •  1-2'  •  6-8  •  PART SUN; PART SHADE
This is an unexpectedly tough little creature. The leaf lobes are remarkably fine and may show some burn by summer's end but in fall they still sparkle red like the fine spray from fireworks. Colors are a mix of red and green. #2 @ $65.00


A. p. 'Fireglow'
UPRIGHT  •  10-12'  •  ZONE 5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
This selection retains red all season while the actual tones of red do change. Spring leaves emerge in an array of bright rose colors then darken. Backlit in summer, the leaves flicker like campfire flames on a breezy evening. Fall brings on scarlet. Summer heat does not tend to burn 'Fireglow". It is an excellent choice for an upright red that does not get overly tall. #2 @ $50.00; larger available at $65.00-$75.00


A. p. 'Gaki no sugi'
UPRIGHT  •  4-7'  •  6-8  •  PART SUN; PART SHADE
This is a rare cultivar that has the reticulated type of variegation. The spring colors are soft pinks, mossy greens and cream. In summer green dominates and the variegation that remains is faint. Fall colors are a brilliant mix of yellow, orange and red. #2 @ $48.00


A. p. 'Geisha Gone Wild'
UPRIGHT  •   •  5-8  •  PART SUN – PART SHADE
Equally colorful to 'Geisha', this plant has more regular pattern to the variegation and, consequently, more consistency to the shape of the leaves. It is also a stronger plant overall. #1 @$45.00; #2 @$55.00


A. p. 'Geisha'
UPRIGHT DWARF  •  2-3'  •  6-8  •  PART SUN; PART SHADE
Emerges shocking pink-red then becomes a fantastic mix of pink and white splattered with two tones of green, recalling the colors of Japanese silks. Colors do fade by late summer. This plant needs some extra TLC, especially while young. #1 @$38.50; large @ $115.00


A. p. 'Glowing Embers'
UPRIGHT DWARF  •  18-20'  •  ZONE 5-9  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
Bright green leaves conrast uprigt branches of the deep red of a late night camp fire. Fall color is super scarlet! This tree is fast growing and very tolerant of both heat and drought. Selected and named by Michael Dirr and not to be confused with a previous cultivar with red leaves by the same name. larger sizes only @ $55.00 - $85.00


A. p. 'Grandma Ghost'
UPRIGHT  •  6-8'  •  6-8  •  PART SUN; PART SHADE
Variegated, reticulated leaves of 'Grandma Ghost' are a mix of amber, white and light green. Mid summer these colors are muted but fall brings bright rewards of reds. #2 @ $50.00; 10" container @ $65.00-$75.00


A. p. 'Green Fingers'
UPRIGHT  •  5-6'  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PT SHADE
On young wood this tree has green leaves that are deeply divided, similar to 'Omurayama'; it also has spring leaves that look like cheerleader's pompoms, great for a St Patrick's Day party. Fall colors are yellow and tangerine. This is a vigorous grower. #2 @ $50.00; larger specimens @ 65.00- $85.00


A. p. 'Hessei'
UPRIGHT  •  9-12'  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
Bright red and deeply divided with jagged margins in spring, the leaves go bronze in summer then cherry red in fall. The form spreads with age. #2 @ 50.00; 10" container @$60.00 & $70.00


A. p. 'Hikasa yama'
UPRIGHT  •  16-20'  •  ZONE 5-8  •  FULL SUN TO PART SHADE
In early spring unfurling yellow leaves explode from long crimson red bud sheaths. Each mature leaf looks as if stitched and lightly gathered to create light puckered bands of cream, green and pink. The variegation is quite wonderfully showy but does not appear on branches of the new season's growth. This plant is showy and vigorous. available in 10" containers @ $75.00 and $110.00


A. p. 'Hogyoku'
UPRIGHT  •  15-18'  •  ZONE 5-8  •  FULL SUN TO PART SHADE
Hailing fall with seasonal spirit, Hogyoku turns from summer's deep green to pumpkin orange with umber accents. The leaves are thicker than those of most palmatums. Growth habit is strong, tall and wide, not twiggy. #2 @ $45.00; also available in 10" @ 65.00 & 75.00


A. p. 'Hohman's Variegated'
UPRIGHT  •  8-10'  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
A. p. ‘Hohmans Variegated’ Palmate leaves are variegated in pink, green and white. Fall colors are mostly reds and oranges. Plant grows slowly upright. #2 @ $50.00


A. P. 'Ichigyoo ji'
UPRIGHT  •  18-20'  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
This sister of 'Osakazuki' is persued by aficionados. The difference between the two is that this one turns ornage in fall and the other scarlet. When planted together they create a fall fantasy of color. #2 @ $55.00


A. p. 'Iijima sunago'
UPRIGHT  •  15'-18'  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
Large, almost floppy, leaves are deeply divided and red with a yellow-green vein down the middle of each lobe. Fall colors start out yellow but soon add a mix of reds and oranges. The crown is oval on heavy upright architecture. #2 @ $50.00; larger @ $60.00 - $85.00


A. p. 'Inazuma'
UPRIGHT  •  25' - 30'  •  ZONE 5-8  •  SUN-PT SHADE
Rolling thunderstorms come to mind when one lies under this tree. Its white veined, black red leaves simulate a dark sky streaked with lightening. It is fast growing and has an upright form with mature branches that bend downward at the tips. The leaves are deeply divided adding an air of lightness. #2 @ $45.00; larger trees in 10" containers available @$65.00 & $95.00


A. p. 'Itami nishiki'
UPRIGHT  •  12'-15'  •  ZONE 5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
This is a rare and very colorful maple. Bright green leaves are rimmed in ribbons of pinkish red and cream. Although the tones change through the season the cool green to warm red contrast remains. #1 @ $35.00; #2 @ 50.00; larger @ $65.00


A. p. 'Jiroh shidare'
UPRIGHT  •  3-5'  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
Unlike any other, this unusual cultivar combines a mounding form with palmate leaves. Spring and summer color is green while fall is a mis of orange and red. #1 @ $35.00; #2 @ 50.00; larger @ $65.00


A. p. 'Kamagata'
UPRIGHT  •  3' - 4'  •  ZONE 5-8  •  SUN-PT SHADE
Has strong appeal each season and is an excellent selection for a patio container, garden border, or small yard feature. It is densely branched and colorful: first green with purple edges, then gold, orange and red for fall. It has twinkling star-shaped leaves with elongated lobes and a fine form. #1 @ $35.00, #2 @ $50.00; larger specimens available @ $75.00 - $95.00.


A. p. 'Kandy Kitchen'
UPRIGHT  •  3'-4'  •  5-8  •  SUN-PT SHADE
Bright holiday colors come to mind when looking at this festive dwarf. Lots of small red leaves are soon mixed with green and these green leaves have red veins. Fall colors are orange and red. #2@ $50.00; larger @ $65.00


A. p. 'Katsura'
UPRIGHT  •  8-12'  •  5-8  •  PART SUN – PART SHADE
Makes a brilliant display in early spring, pushing aside winter blues with warm welcome golds. Gradually green enters and then dominates though never entirely overwhelming the gold. Fall brings reds, oranges and more gold. #2 @ $45.00; older 10" container trees available @ $65.00 to 75.00


A. p. 'Killarney'
BROAD UPRIGHT  •  12-16'  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
This is a small, broad tree at maturity. The ends of the branches become somewhat pendulous. Fall color is a riot of red, orange and gold. #2 @ 50.00; 10" container size @ $65.00- $70.00


A. p. 'Kinran'
UPRIGHT  •  9'-12'  •  ZONE 5-8  •  SUN TO PT. SHADE
The leaves of this cultivar change seasonally from bronzed red to dark green washed in red and, finally, to rich gold. The changes are dramatic and during periods of transition the tree is covered with innumerable patches of color. These patches are, as the name tells us, "woven with threads of gold" into an old-fashioned crazy quilt with color overlaping color and pattern impossible to detect. #2 @ $50.00; older trees in 10" containers available @ $60.00 to 95.00


A. p. 'Kokyo
UPRIGHT  •  7' - 10'  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PT. SHADE
The smooth leaves are bright green, first washed in pink, then rimmed in pink and later all light green. They are set off handsomely by red stems. #2 @ 50.00; large size @ $65.00-75.00


A. p. 'Koshibori nishiki'
UPRIGHT  •  7-9'  •  5-8  •  PART SUN – PART SHADE
Variegated leaves are small and palmate; they emerge suffused with gold and yellow, sand dusted or fu variegation, then turn green with white spaces scattered through out and before falling return to orange and gold in fall. Mature form is a vertical oval. # 1 @ $35.00; #2 @ 50.00; older trees @ $65.00


A. p. 'Koshimino'
UPRIGHT  •  12-18'  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PT. SHADE
Odd, irregular leaves look as if the lobes were pulled apart then stitched back into a cluster. They are green in spring and summer and then red and orange in fall (photos shown are both from fall). #1 @ $35.00; larger @$70.00


A. p. 'Koto ito komachi'
UPRIGHT  •  5-6'  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
These came into the nursery as "Koto ito komachi' though they do not look so fine as the photo in Vertrees book. They are similar but more vigorous. #2 @ $55.00


A. p. 'Koto no ito'
UPRIGHT  •  7' - 9'  •  ZONE 5 – 8  •  SUN - PART SHADE
The leaves of this enchanting tree are comprised of threads of fresh green suspended in the air around the branches. A peaceful, refreshing calm overcomes anyone in its soft, hushed presence. In autumn, bright green young branches contrast fall hues of yellow, orange and red. Although usually planted as a specimen, it is striking in a group or in a patio container. #2 @ $45.00; larger specimens available in 10" containers @ $60.00- 90.00.


A. p. 'Kurenai jishi'
DWARF  •  2-3  •  5-8  •  SUN - PART SHADE
New for us. This great dwarf’s leaves densely pack the branches and are drawn tightly in as if stitched with slender bands of elastic on their undersides. Color is a mix of dark green and a dull red with brighter toned new growth till fall when they turn a scramble of yellow, orange and red. #1 @$40.00


A. p. 'Kuro hime'
DWARF  •  1-2'  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
New for us. New growth blushes rose with pride in self before assuming the mature, disciplined tones of green. This little maple with tiny leaves grows bit by bit till wider than tall but always small. #1 @ $40.00


A. p. 'Lozita'
UPRIGHT  •  10-15'  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
Bright red palmate leaves greet spring, slowly morph to bronze-green by late summer and ignite in flame orange-red for fall. Plant in full sun for best color. larger specimens available in 10" containers @ $65.00 & 85.00


A. p. 'Mama'
UPRIGHT  •  8'-12'  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
Old ‘Mama’ maple has so many leaf forms she does what she can and it works. Her unique texture stands out. Summer color is green; fall is golden orange. #1 @ 38.50


A. p. 'Manyo no sato'
UPRIGHT  •  3'-5'  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
New for us. Wearing the court jester's party colored clothes, 'Manyo no sato' is not just a silly creature but rather a distinguished beauty. Variegation and leaf form are similar to 'Beni shi en' but the lime green, red and cream colors are far brighter. In fall it turns orange, purple and red. #1 @$40.00


A. p. 'Matsugue'
UPRIGHT  •  12-15'  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
This tree is like Butterfly in many ways but taller with branches that are heaftier, not as twiggy. The variegation has a similar pattern of green with cream edges. The fall colors of red and orange still reveal the variegations. older specimens in 10" containers available from $75.00 to 95.00


A. p. 'Mikawa yatsubusa'
UPRIGHT  •  4'-5'  •  ZONE 5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
Rustling winds can barely penetrate the densely packed and tightly overlaid leaves of this intriguing dwarf. Long lobes on extra large leaves and thick, gnarly branches add character. A glorious mix of gold, red and orange makes up fall's gaudy pallete. #2 @ $55.00 Larger specimens available in 10" containers @ $75.00 to $110.00.


A. p. 'Nicholsonii'
UPRIGHT  •  9-12'  •  ZONE 5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
Large, deeply divided, long lobed leaves start out yellow-green, rimmed in soft red, then pure green for summer. Fall color is the very brightest imaginable red. Branches are open and spreding so it will grow wider than tall. #2 @ 50.00; larger @$65.00 - $75.00


A. p. 'Nishiki momiji'
UPRIGHT  •  10' - 12'  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PT. SHADE
Spring brings leaves with pink and orange tones, colors that recede slowly to the margins then disappear as bright yellow-greens take over. The leaves have long, finely toothed lobes and turn an outrageous red in the fall. This cultivar is in a standout-specimen category with its colors, textures and its oval, upright form! #2 @ $50.00


A. p. 'Nuresagi'
UPRIGHT  •  12'-15'  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PT. SHADE
Translate 'Nuresagi' and you get 'Wet Heron', though definitely better than 'Wet Dog', not what I personally associate with something as beautiful as this tree. The large leaves of dark purple are deeply divided and the lobes spread out. The young branches also have some purple color. Scarlet dominates in fall. #2 @ 50.00; larger specimens available @ $75.00 & 85.00


A. p. 'Ogon sarasa'
UPRIGHT  •  12-18'  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
For those who love the drama of the ever-changing nature of some maples, this is a great selection. Early spring brings bright reds with green veins, summer paints with various greens and fall turns leaves an oranges and red mix. This is a vigorous, round tree that will provide some shade when it matures. #2 @ $50.00; larger @ $65.00 - $75.00


A. p. 'Ojishi'
UPRIGHT  •  3-5'  •  5-8  •  SUN-PT SHADE
This is a small version/form of the better known 'Shishigashira' or Lion Head Maple. Leaves are green and crinkled, with the edges rolling inward. Fall color is red with orange highlights. #1 @ $38.50; #2 @ $50.00


A. p. 'Okukuji nishiki'
UPRIGHT  •  5-7'  •  5-8  •  SUN-PT SHADE
This plant looks like a baby 'Butterfly', though possible more dramatic. The leaves are similar tones and patterns of variegation. Growth rate is slower and mature size smaller. #1 @ $38.50; #2 @ $52.00


A. p. 'Okushimo'
UPRIGHT  •  15'-18'  •  ZONE 5-8  •  SUN TO PT SHADE
The foliage of Okushimo is unusual. Each lobe on every leaf rolls in and upward toward the center forming sharply pointed ends that thrust abruptly into space. Equally outstanding is its fall color which reaches a feverish degree of yellow so intense it seems like a fire against a dark evening sky. The branches are angled upright so the tree has an unusually narrow profile making it wonderfully suited for small, difficult to fill spaces. # 2 @ $45.00. Larger trees available in 10" containers from $75.00 - $95.00.


A. p. 'Olsen's Frosted Strawberry'
upright  •  8-12'  •  5-8  •  PART SUN; PART SHADE
NEW AND EXCITING cultivar named for the late Harry Olsen. In bright sun the leaves turn a brilliant, reticulated strawberry red with green and silver accents; in the shade the leaves are silver with green veins and strawberry accents. This very rare cultivar grows vigorously and shows great stamina. It is a real head-turner; visitors to our greenhouse stop in their tracks and always ask, "Wow, what is that?" #1 @ $38.00; #2 @$55.00; larger @ $65.00


A. p. 'Omato'
UPRIGHT  •  18-22'  •  5-8  •  SUN – PART SHADE
A subtle golden-rose wash pervades the round, spring leaves and when it goes a bright green appears and lasts all summer, showing little pain from long exposure to the sun. In fall the leaves become the red of spring time cardinals. Mature trees are very fat and round like the leaves. #2 @ $50.00


A. p. 'Omure yama'
UPRIGHT  •  12' - 15'  •  ZONE 5 – 8  •  SUN – PART SHADE
UPRIGHT 15' - 18' • ZONE 5 – 8 • SUN – PART SHADE A. p. Appearing like a fluffy weeping willow when mature, this tree wins many oohs and ahhs. It combines a beautiful upright stature with pendulous green boughs. Deeply divided leaves open light green and ripen to a darker tone; the orange-red fall color rates up there with the very best. #2 @ $45.00


A. p. 'Orange Dream'
UPRIGHT  •  8-10'  •  5-6  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
Beautiful serrated leaves greet spring with a flush of gold rimmed in orange. Summer color is coppery green till fall remembers spring with pumpkin and amber. This is a dense and vigorous grower that glows across the yard. #2 @$50.00


A. p. 'Oridono nishiki'
UPRIGHT  •  15' - 18'  •  ZONE 5 – 8  •  SUN – PART SHADE
Splashed with pink and white on both stems and leaves, this tree makes an excellent choice for an upright, variegated tree. Fall reveals a multitude of reds and pinks. It gets to be a tall tree and requires a little pruning. Part shade protects the pink and white from burning while some direct sun enhances the coloration. Too much fertilizer diminishes the variegation. # 2 @ $45.00; larger trees available in 10" containers @ $60.00 to $110.00


A. p. 'Orion'
UPRIGHT  •  2-3'  •  5-8  •  FULL SUN TO PART SHADE
Feathery leaves emerge red then turn greenish and finish the year in amber and gold. This cultivar was believed by many to be lost till it turned up with documentation in a private collection. #2 @ $50.00; 10" container size @ $65.00


A. p. 'Osakazuki'
UPRIGHT  •  15' - 18'  •  ZONE 5 – 8  •  SUN – PART SHADE
Burning pure red leaves on this cultivar have illuminated the late season hills of Japan for centuries and none have matched it yet. Chosen not only for its brilliant fall color, but also for its huge, mossy-green, summer leaves, its good form, strong branches and toughness. #1 @ $30.00; #2 @ $45.00; available in 10" containers @ 70.00 to $110.00


A. p. 'Oshio beni'
UPRIGHT  •  6-8'  •  6-8  •  PART SUN – PART SHADE
Tis is a red cultivar that has an overall brighter color than most. It needs protection from late afternoon sun because it can burn. Leaves are large, turn green late in the summer and then scarlet for fall. Mature specimens are magnificent! #2 @ 45.00; larger @ $60.00 - $75.00


A. p. 'Otome zakura'
UPRIGHT  •  5-8'  •  5-8  •  SUN – PART SHADE
An unusual dwarf with two distinct types of leaves on long petioles and bright colors of red and pink in spring, green accented with red in summer and pink mixed with scarlet for fall. This is a fine, small tree which works well in a perennial border or grouped with other, larger trees. #2 @ $50.00; 10" container trees available at 65.00 & 75.00


A. p. 'Peaches and Cream'
UPRIGHT  •  7-9'  •  5-8  •  PART SUN – PART SHADE
Delicate leaves have deeply divided and slightly ruffled lobes of cream, pink and a touch of green. Summer leaves are still variegated but all in tones of green. Fall color goes to the deepest red on a blushed pink. The form is open and airy. #1 @ $35.002 @ $50.00; older trees in 10" containers available @ 65.00 - 90.00


A. p. 'Peve Dave'
UPRIGHT  •  8-10'  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
NEW plant for us this year. Leaves have long, lobes that twist and undulate while being somewhat reminiscent of webed feet. This is a red tree. #2 @ $50.00


A. p. 'Pung kil'
UPRIGHT  •  7-10'  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
NEW introduction from Korea. Red upright with extra long lobed, strappy leaves; maintains its color well into the summer and turns scarlett for fall. #2 @ $50.00; larger @$65.00


A. p. 'Purple Ghost'
UPRIGHT  •  10-15'  •  ZONE 5-8  •  SUN-PT SHADE
Swirls of deep purple and wine red permeate the ruffled leaves of this mysterious beauty. Fall brings out a fierce red. Growth is upright and slightly open. #2 @$50.00; larger spec available @$65.00-$75.00


A. p. 'Red Cloud'
UPRIGHT  •  12'-15'  •  ZONE 5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
Linear leaves rain down from a billowing, rounded crown of deep, end-of-sunset red. This selection is both fuller and wider spreading than other red linearlobums. # 2 @ 50.00; larger specimens available in 10" containers @ $65.00 & $85.00


A. p. 'Red Emperor'
UPRIGHT  •  20-25  •  ZONE 5-8  •  SUN-PT SHADE
Similar to 'Bloodgood', this tree excels in red color retention, cold hardiness and vigor. Grows to a wide crowned specimen. Because it leafs out two weeks later than other cultivars it is being grown with success in zone 4. #2 @ $45.00; 10" container sizes available @$80.00-$95.00


A. p. 'Red Pygmy'
UPRIGHT  •  6' - 7'  •  ZONE 5-8  •  SUN-PT SHADE
Standing out against the background in summer and fall this unique cultivar is a rich addition to your landscape. The red leaves have long, narrow, strap-like lobes. Unlike other red leafed maples, this one turns a rich gold in the fall. #2 @ $50.00; larger specimens available in 10" containers @ $75.00


A. p. 'Ruby Stars'
UPRIGHT DWARF  •  5-7'  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
Beautiful small red plant with leaves veined in green. Very round star shaped leaves slowly change to all green and then gold with a red wash in fall. Leaves are held closely on the branches. #1 @ $35.00


A. p. 'Rugose'
UPRIGHT  •  6'-8'  •  5-8  •  SUN-PT SHADE
Very unusual leaves have rough, almost blistery surface; they are olive green with red veins and stems most of the year then they turn an unusual bright wine red in fall. Nothing about this plant is quite normal, sort of like some people we all know. Leaves, lobes and stems twist and contort slightly but still apparently. #1 @ 30.00; #2 @ $45.00


A. p. 'Ruslyn in the Pink'
UPRIGHT  •  8-10'  •  5-8  •  SUN-PT SHADE
This specimen has a unique pink-red color in spring and in its new growth later in the season. Backlit trees elicit a 'Wow!' Late summer it bronzes out till fall which brings on the bright reds of fine silks. #2 @ $50.00; larger plants $65.00


A. p. 'Ryu sei'
WEEPING  •  3-6'  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
NEW for us, this cultivar is a heavy weeper with green palmate leaves. Stake up a leader and get up to 8' of height with all the side branches cascading down. You can also let it drape over a wall or container. #1 @ $35.00


A. p. 'Ryuzu'
UPRIGHT DWARF  •  3-5  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
Small leaves fold or cup inward and grow very close together on the branches so that these dwarfs have unusual texture and character. Summer color is green and fall starts out gold but flashes into bright red. #2 @ $50.00


A. p. 'Shigitatsu sawa'
UPRIGHT  •  8'-12'  •  ZONE 5-8  •  PT SUN/PT SHADE
In spring, the leaves open a cool, yellow green, intricately laced by dark green veins. As the warmer months arrive both the leaves and the interlacing veins darken. The variegation holds its color well as long as it is protected from the hottest sun. In autumn, when green washes over reddened leaves this cultivar's autumn rouge becomes unique among the many reds of fall. Only large specimens in 10" containers available


A. p. 'Shin chishio'
UPRIGHT  •  12-14'  •  ZONE 5-8  •  FULL SUN TO PART SHADE
Was called 'Shishio Improved or Chishio Improved'. Stunning pink in spring, emerald green in summer and flame red in fall, this small leafed tree is a highly desirable choice. It grows wider than tall with leaves that are palmate and profuse. You can leave it as a mass of brilliant color or prune it to show its interior architecture. larger sizes available from $75.00 to $85.00


A. p. 'Shin deshoojoo'
UPRIGHT  •  8-10'  •  ZONE 5-8  •  SUN-PT SHADE
Blasting into spring with flaming pink-red leaves, this favorite attracts even the most casual observers. Each season brings dramatic color changes; by summer it has transformed to deep green mottled by bits of pink. In fall orange and red move in. larger specimens available in 10" containers @ $115.00


A. p. 'Shira Red'
UPRIGHT  •  7-12'  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
The deeply divided and dramatically serrated, the leaves are bright red with a hint of orange in spring; green seeps in during the summer. #2 @ $50.00


A. p. 'Shishigashira'
UPRIGHT  •  10' - 12'  •  ZONE 5-8  •  SUN-PT SHADE
Looking very much like bottle brushes, the branches of this unusual tree (also known as 'Lion Head Maple') are tightly packed with curly, crinkled leaves on short petioles (stems). In our area it keeps it's green color and its leaves longer into fall than most then bursts into vibrant yellow, orange and deep red. #1 @ $30.00; #2 @ $45.00; larger specimens available in 10" containers @ $65.00 to 95.00


A. p. 'Shojo no mai'
UPRIGHT  •  9-12'  •  ZONE 5-8  •  SUN-PT SHADE
A strong upright tree with lots of persistant color. Green leaves are edged in white and accented with a lot of pink patches. May be a synonym for 'Kagiri nishiki' through the ones that I have seen have much more color. # 1@ $38.50; #2 @$50.00


A. p. 'Shojo nomura'
UPRIGHT  •  12' - 15'  •  ZONE 5-8  •  SUN-PT SHADE
This tree bears rounded, burgundy-red leaves on strong open branches. Red turns bronze-green by late summer, then scarlet for fall. At maturity the ends of the branches tend to cascade. Shojo nomura is similar to 'Bloodgood' but stays much smaller. #2 @ $45.00; larger specimens in 10" containers available @ $70.00 to $110.00


A. p. 'Sister Ghost'
UPRIGHT  •  4-6'  •  6-8  •  PART SUN – PART SHADE
This hauntingly beautiful ghost should inhabit the partially shady nooks of you garden. The leaves are reticulated white and green, sometimes more white, others more green, depending on the season and the light. In spring they also have a wash of pink and in fall the colors are very bright orange, yellow and red. It will burn in full sun. #2 @ $50.00; 10" @ $65.00 & $85.00


A. p. 'Suminigashi'
UPRIGHT  •  12' - 15'  •  ZONE 5 – 8  •  SUN – PART SHADE
Reaching up and out, the branches form a vigorous, finely shaped tree. Deeply divided and deeply colored in a long lasting red, the large leaves add a beautiful contrast of color and texture to other specimens in your garden. Maroon turns crimson in autumn. #2 @ $45.00; larger specimens available in 10" containrs @ $60.00 to 90.00


A. p. 'Tiny Leaf'
UPRIGHT  •  3-4'  •  ZONE 5-8  •  SUN-PT SHADE
This rare cultivar has (need I say it?) very small green leaves with long center lobes, an upright form and fine branches. Fall colors are gold then orange. Works well in containers, for bonsai, or in a border. #1 @ $35.00;#2 @ $55.00


A. p. 'Trompenburg'
UPRIGHT  •  18-24'  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
Glossy burgundy leaves are deeply divided and the edges of each lobe roll downward, softening the overall look of the tree. It grows into a magnificent specimen, lofty and captivating. #2 @ $45.00; larger specimens available in 10" containers @ $75.00


A. p. 'Tsukushi gata'
UPRIGHT  •  12-15'  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
Bright sour-apple green veins and samaras (seeds) contrast with rich burgundy red leaves in one of those magical color combinations found only in nature. Fall color is purple-red with orange highlights. 10" container sizes available @ $65.00 & $85.00


A. p. 'Tsuma gaki'
UPRIGHT  •  7'-10'  •  ZONE 5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
Spring leaf color is quite spectacular and ephemeral like the bloom of a cherry; it is bright yellow with the edges of current and raspberry juice. In summer the leaves take on a moderate green waiting to flash out again extravagantly in fall tones of crimson and scarlet. #2 @ $50.00; 10" specimen @ $85.00-95.00


A. p. 'Tsuri nishiki'
UPRIGHT  •  9-12'  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
Soft green leaves have long slender lobes that spread out and twist slightly. The serrations along the edges are almost like short bristles. Fall colors include the entire warm end of the rainbow. #2 @ 50.00; 10" container size available @ $65.00- $75.00


A. p. 'Twombly's Red Sentinel'TM
UPRIGHT  •  8-10'  •  ZONE 5-8  •  SUN-PT SHADE
The numerous leaves have narrow lobes that spread out like an opened hand. Each season it is a different shade of red, starting out bright and light, darkening to purple with a scarlet sheen, then turning crimson for fall. Form is that of an uprigt narrow vase. #1 @ $35.00 #2 @ $55.00; larger @ $65.00


A. p. 'Ueno yama'
UPRIGHT  •  9'-12'  •  ZONE 6-8  •  SUN TO PT SHADE
In spring, a flame of yellow-orange erupts amid the desolate winter landscape. The five-lobed leaves are the first to arrive in spring and the show proves worth the wait. In summer green gradually washes away the orange til it is only a hint; flame reclaims these branches in fall. larger specimens available in 10" containers @ $75 to 110.00


A. p. 'Ukigumo'
UPRIGHT  •  8-10'  •  ZONE 5-8  •  SUN-PT SHADE
Exotic variegation of scrambled white, pink and green makes this an exciting tree. Leaf color variations create texture changes causing some leaves to curl and distort in a pleasing manner. Fall brings a mix of reds, oranges and pinks. It has a strong upright form. #2 @ $50.00


A. p. 'Umegae'
UPRIGHT  •  4-6'  •  5-8  •  SUN-PT SHADE
Leafs out red, turns purple with green veins and then the green overpowers till fall when scarlet returns. This is a small, slow growing tree that works will in a perennial bed or an urban yard with limited space. #1 @ 35.00; #2 @ $50.00


A. p. 'Uncle Ghost'
UPRIGHT  •  5-7'  •  5-8  •  PART SUN – PART SHADE
This is one of the more colorful members of the ghost family; the colors are ever-changing from reds to greens to pinks to golds and are always a mixture. The upright habit spreads wide. The amount of light will affect the colors; for best affect site it with morning sun and afternoon shade. #2 @ $50.00.


A. p. 'Villa taranto'
UPRIGHT  •  7'-9'  •  ZONE 5-8  •  SUN TO PT SHADE
This dome shaped plant is composed of long thin lobed leaves. At first arrival, they are an orange enriched with bright red. Provided the leaves are exposed to color enhancing sunlight, an interesting and attractive mix of hues decorates the plant in the following months. The leaves turn green, as many maples do, but these look as though they are constantly under a red spotlight; they are inarguably green, but washed in a rosy overtone. In spring this tree may look like a Monet haystack with its domed shape, its long thin leaves sticking out from the sides and the whole thing aglow in the pink of an Impressionist sunset. #2 @ $50.00


A. p. 'Wabito'
UPRIGHT  •  10'-12'  •  ZONE 5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
Odd, very bright green leaves may be smooth, fat, slender, serrated, twisted, short, long and flat all at once. They literally dance all over upright, spreading branches. In fall they change to scarlet. #2 @ $45.00; Larger specimens in 10" containers available from $65.00 to 75.00


A. p. 'Will's Devine'
UPRIGHT  •   •  6-8  •  PART SUN; PART SHADE
We have little information on the growth rate and habit of this cultivar. It has a beautiful reticulated, variegated leaf. Photo taken in early summer. #@ @ $55.00;larger specimens in 10" containers available @$70.00


A. p. 'Wou nishiki'
UPRIGHT  •  10'-12'  •  ZONE 5-8  •  SUN TO PT SHADE
The exotic curve, shine, and color of these deeply serrated leaves recall tropical birds or Majorcan porcelain. In spring, bright light green leaves are edged in pinks and ruddy reds that seep into the green. By summer the red is gone, but it returns with a crimson vengeance in fall. Due to its fastigate ( branches grow upwards) form, this tree maintains its narrow upright form even in maturity. # 2 @ 50.00; larger at 65.00 to 95.00


A. p. 'Yama hime'
ROUND DWARF  •  2-3'  •  6-8  •  SUN TO PT SHADE
Very rare dwarf has delicate, long lobed, red leaves that appear almost frilly because they are serrated and do not lie flat. #2 @ 50.00


A. p. d. 'Autumn Fire'
MOUNDING  •  4-7'  •  zONE 5-8  •  sUN TO PART SHADE
This great green dissectum grows quickly into a high mound. A blush of red flushes on new growth and looks especially fine in full sun. It has a super red fall color. #2 @ $50.00; larger specimens available in 10" containers @ $65.00 - $95.00


A. p. d. 'Baby Lace'
MOUNDING  •  2-3'  •  ZONE 6-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
Fantastic curly masses of bright pink, red and green leaves enchant all. Summer sustains your attention with green trimmed in pink new growth. Fall colors are a mix of red, gold and orange. The older the wood, the smaller the leaves that grow on it. This is one of those must touch plants but is delicate and can be difficult to grow. These are high grafts on vigorous understock. #2 @ 48.00


A. p. d. 'Bewley's Red'
MOUNDING  •  3'-5'  •  5-8  •  SUN - PART SHADE
The red leaves on this unusual dissectum are fine, almost whispy, like those of 'Ruby Lace' or 'Red Feathers'. It is the form that distinguishes the cultivar; it is upright. #2 @$ 50.00; 10" containers @$65.00 - $75.00


A. p. d. 'Chantilly Lace'
MOUNDING  •  3-5'  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PT SHADE
Color changes constantly on this extra lacy dissectum; Spring's deep red, mid-season's bright, glimmering green and a slight cast of gold at summer's end are all just overture to fall's amazing orange-red! It grows wide and low, needing more horizontal space than vertical. #2 @ 50.00; 10" container specimens available @ $85.00 & 115.00


A. p. d. 'Demi sec'
MOUNDING  •  4-6'  •  ZONE 5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
This is a green lace leaf with a fairly fine, whispy texture. It matures to a rounded form. Fall colors are a mix of red, yellow and orange. # 2 @ $50.00; larger in 10" containers @ $75.00


A. p. d. 'Ellen'
MOUNDING  •  2-3'  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
Ellen is a small, spreading, green dissectum with very bright lacy leaves. It has a wonderful, fine texture. Fall color is gold and amber. #2 @ 50.00; 10" containers @$65.00


A. p. d. 'Filigree'
MOUNDING  •  5' - 7'  •  ZONE 6-8  •  SUN-PT SHADE
Flecked and infused with gold and cream variegation, this beauty adds grace to your garden. It starts the growing season a pale green that darkens as summer progresses. Plant in shade to retain the variegation longer into summer; plant in full sun for faster growth and larger, but solid green leaves. #2 @ $45.00; larger specimens available in 10" containers from 60.00 to 70.00


A. p. d. 'Garnet'
MOUNDING  •  10' - 12'  •  ZONE 5 – 8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
This glittering tree matches the color of the gemstone after which it is named. It has a taller stature than other mounding trees and a brighter color than many other red dissectums. The best color and form is realized when grown in full sun. #2 @$45.00; 10" container size @ $75.00


A. p. d. 'Hanzell'
MOUNDING  •  3-6'  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
This uncommon selection forms a round globe so requires somewhat less horizontal space than many dissectums. In sun it is red in spring, green in summer and orange in fall. #2 @ $50.00


A. p. d. 'Heartbeat'
MOUNDING  •  3'-5'  •  5-8  • 
This is a new, rusty-red colored dissectum with medium sized leaves. It turns orange in fall and has a slow growth rate so is a good choice for a mixed border. #2 @ $50.00


A. p. d. 'Inaba shidare'
MOUNDING  •  5' - 7'  •  ZONE 5 – 8  •  SUN – PART SHADE
This graceful beauty keeps its elegant dissected leaves in purpley red late into the summer. However, its absolutely exquisite form is its most outstanding feature. Without hardly attention, the tree grows into a sweeping, swirling, floating sculpture. The lacey leaves are a dark veil shading the equally beautiful lacey pattern of the branches. The form is so lovely it is hard to believe the branches are not purely aesthetic but serve a functional purpose as well. The leaves glow carmine in autumn. Left to its own devices, the tree will grow wider than tall. Stake it while young for height. Left to its spreading nature, it cascades over a wall or bank or fills a wide space. #2 @ $45.00; larger specimens available in 10" containers @ $60.00 - 85.00


A. p. d. 'Lemon Chiffon'
MOUNDING  •  4-7'  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
Leaves are lemon-green in spring then bright green and finally a red wash on gold for fall. Branches are extremely pendulous so forms a high and narrow dome. #1 @ 38.00; #2 @ $50.00


A. p. d. 'Lemon Lime Lace'
MOUNDING  •  4-7'  •  ZONE 5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
The name derrives from the fact that the leaves are of two greens, one with more yellow than the other. Fall color is orange. #1 @ $35.00; #2 @ $50.00; larger sizes @ $65.00- $125.00


A. p. d. 'Midori no teiboku'
MOUNDING  •  5' - 7'  •  ZONE 5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
Spring leaves are green iced in rose. Later deep green takes over and fall color is gold. This is a low-domed, wide dissectum. #1 @ $35.00; larger specimens available in 10" containers @ $ 65.00


A. p. d. 'Orangeola'
MOUNDING  •  4'- 5'  •  ZONE 5 – 8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
Twining branches decked in feathery orange catch the eye and win the heart. Glowing orange turns green by midsummer when new growth adds a feastive splash of orange-red. Fall colors are red and yellow. #2 @ $45.00; larger specimens in 10" containers available from $60.00 to $95.00


A. p. d. 'Ornatum'
MOUNDING  •  6' - 8'  •  ZONE 5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
An old cultivar, it is considered the best of a group of dissectums that leaf out red and turn green fairly soon. Besides conforming to the ideal image of the round-domed, spreading form, it turns a distinct, electric shade of orange in fall. #2 @ 50.00; 10 container sizes @ $65.00-$85.00


A. p. d. 'Otto's Dissectum'
MOUNDING  •  3-5'  •  6-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
An uncommon cultivar, 'Otto's Dissectum' is often grown in the shade so the reds of spring go unappreciated. Long pendulous branches and long, slender lobed leaves give it a distinct look. Fall color is a bright, light orange. #2 @ $50.00; 10" container size @ $65.00-$75.00


A. p. d. 'Red Dragon'
MOUNDING DWARF  •  4'-5'  •  ZONE 5-8  •  SUN TO PT SHADE
Both the steely scales and the fiery breath of the dragon stain the leaves of this cultivar. Summer's deep burgundy, a red darkened as fortified steel, is the hue of our dragon's armor which is strong and resistant to the onslaught of summer. Sring's crimson and fall's scarlet of fall glow as if illuminated by flame. Its beautiful form is enhanced by the tenacity of its summer red. #1 @ $35.00; # 2 @ $50.00; 10" container sizes @ $65.00 to 75.00


A. p. d. 'Red Feathers'
MOUNDING  •  3-4'  •  6-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
Plumes of deep red smoke come to mind when looking at this rare plant. The leaves are finely dissected, the branches pendulous. It turns bronze in summer and scarlet in fall. # 1 @ 35.50; #2 @ $50.00


A. p. d. 'Red Filigree Lace' ('Ruby Lace')
MOUNDING DWARF  •  4'-5'  •  ZONE 5-8  •  SUN TO PT SHADE
Thread-thin delicate leaves are so lacy they look like wisps of smoke. The leaves themsleves are as thin, delicate and web-like as the veins that sketch across the surface of wider leaves. They are a deep, purple red that holds up till late in the season and becomes bright crimson in autumn. Despite its delicate appearance, it tolerates full sun with little or no complaint till very late summer. Slow growth and difficulty of propagation make this cultivar relatively rare. #2 @ $50.00


A. p. d. 'Red Spider Web'
MOUNDING  •  2-3'  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
('Beni kumo no su') Gossamer threads of leaf look as if spun by some magical garden weaver. Green invades by late summer and red returns in fall. The slow growth requires some patience, but it is truly worth it! #1 @ #2 @ 50.00; larger 10" containers @ $75.00


A. p. d. 'Seiryu'
UPRIGHT  •  12' - 15'  •  ZONE 5 - 8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
A. p. d. 'Seiryu' …Upright growth combined with dissected leaves make 'Seiryu' unique. At maturity it has an airy, graceful appearance in either full sun or an open understory. Leaf color is green in spring and summer then rosey red with splashes of yellow in the fall. larger specimens available in 10" containers @ $65.00 - $85.00


A. p. d. 'Shojo Shidare'
MOUNDING  •  4-7'  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PT SHADE
This small lace-leaf maple is low and spreading so it great for a border or location where it can cascade over walls or the edges of a container. Spring's color is purple, summer's red to green and fall's scarlet. #1 @ 35.00; #2 @ $50.00; larger 10" containers @$65.00 - $75.00


A. p. d. 'Sunset'
MOUNDING  •  7'-10'  •  ZONE 5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
This selection adds both unusual color and texture to your garden. The leaves are not as lacy as most because they have single rather than double dissection. The color is green washed in amber with rosy edges; the more direct sun the more vivid the color. #1 @ $35.00; #2 @ 50.00; 10" diameter container size @ $65.00 - $85.00


A. p. d. 'Tamuke yama'
MOUNDING  •  5' - 7'  •  ZONE 5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
Cascading neatly in deep red billows, this selection is an excellent choice for a medium sized dissectum. It is favored in the south for its heat tolerance and in the north for its hardiness. It holds its red well and turns scarlet in autumn. #1 @ $30.00; #2 @ 45.00; 10" container size @ $65.00-$95.00


A. p. d. 'Vic Pink'
MOUNDING  •  4-6'  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PT SHADE
This maple has a unique texture. The leaves are substantial and the long lobes spread wide open. They are green with a rim of red in spring, dark green in summer and orange-red in fall. #2 @ $50.00; larger @$$65.00


A. p. d. 'Waterfall'
MOUNDING  •  7' - 10'  •  ZONE 5 – 8  •  SUN – PART SHADE
Cascading green waves flow from partially hidden branches and then, as if reflecting summer's sunset, turn orange and gold for fall. Large, fern like leaves distinguish this versatile cultivar that thrives in the sun, by a pond or in the open shade of an urban garden. #1 @ $30.00; #2 @ $45.00; 10" container specimens @ $60.00 - $125.00


A. p. d. 'Watnong'
MOUNDING  •  6'-9'  •  ZONE 5-8  •  FULL SUN TO PART SHADE
Salmon pink, lacy leaves cascade softly. In summer the color shifts to green with accents of pink new growth and then in fall an awsome bright red takes your breath away! #2 @ 50.00; larger sizes available @$65.00 - $85.00


A. palmatum
UPRIGHT  •  15-20'  •  5-8  •  SUN - PART SHADE
This is the seed grown, species of the Japanese maple. Often this is the form of this tree found in old gardens and arboretums. It is an upright green leafed tree that grows quite large and has great fall color. 1 gal size @ $15.00; 2.5 gal size @ $35.00 & $45.00


A. palmatum atropurpureum
UPRIGHT  •  18-20'  •  5-8  •  SUN - PART SHADE
This is the red leafed, seed grown selection of japanese maple. The seeds come from trees known for good color retention. Direct sun gives the best color. 1 gal @ 15.00; 10" container size @ $35.00- $45.00


A. pseudosieboldianum
UPRIGHT  •  15-18'  •  3-7  •  SUN-PT SHADE
This selection has greater cold tolerance than the A palmatums and it has outstanding form. It's fat, round leaves are blue-green in summer and bright yellow mixed with scarlet in fall. It matures into a small shade tree. 10" container specimens only @ $55.00 & $85.00


A. pseudosieboldianum ssp. takesimense
UPRIGHT  •  15-20'  •  5-7  •  SUN-PT SHADE
This Korean native has shiny, round green leaves and a somewhat narrow form. It is a beautiful and desirable tree but is believed to be less hardy than A. pseudosieboldianum. Fall colors begin with golds and oranges but eventually turns red. 10" container size only @ &75.00 & $85.00


A. s. 'Green Snow Flake'
MOUNDING  •  1-2'  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
Remember cutting out paper snowflakes in elementary school? The leaves of this small green dissectum look like a very fine result of all that cutting. Grows wider than tall. Fall colors are gold and orange. # 1 @ 38.50


A. s. d. 'Kawai'
MOUNDING DWARF  •  1-2'  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
This dwarf dissectum has small red leaves with bright green centers. Though small the leaves are substantial. The leaf stems are bright green. Fall colors are bright red and dark orange. #1 @ $35.00


A. shir. 'Autumn Moon'
UPRIGHT  •  6'-8'  •  ZONE 5-8  •  SUN TO PT. SHADE
Autumn moon evokes not just the radiant orange and honey colors but also the rotund and bountiful orb of a harvest moon. If grown with direct sun, the fat, full leaves are based in green but stained in rust, rose and gold. In shade yellow green replaces these spectacular warmer colors. #1 @ $35.00


A. shir. 'Johin'
UPRIGHT  •  5-6'  •  6-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
A cross between A. palmatum and A. shirasawanum, this new beauty has dramatic glossy, large, red leaves that are accented by bright green veins. As summer progresses they turn all green and then in fall they are gold and red. #1 @ $38.00; #2 @ $55.00; 10" container specimens available @ $65.00-75.00


A. shir. 'Lovett'
UPRIGHT  •  8-10'  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
This shirasawanum has also been clasified as an A. japonicum. It has smaller leaves smaller than those of most japonicums; they are rounded, with a soft fuzz early in the year and are soft green till fall when dynamic blends of orange and scarlet dominate. # 2 @ $ 50.00; 10" container sizes available @ $65.00- $85.00.


A. shir. 'Mr Sun'
UPRIGHT  •  8-10'  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
'Mr Sun' will bring bling into your garden and a smile to your face. Extra large leaves, whose edges round slightly downward, will be washed in yellow till fall when they bring on the jewel colors of ruby, amber and Citron. #1 @ $38.50; #2 @ $50.00


A. shir. 'Palmatifolium'
UPRIGHT  •  25'-30'  •  ZONE 5-8  •  SUN TO PT SHADE
This is an absolutely spectacular beauty in all seasons. The round green leaves are amazing for their translucent glow and their ability to withstand the burning sun. In fall, streaks and speckles of red, orange and saffron dance across the leaves. No two are alike; each is a unique circus of color. Form is open and sturdy with a rounded top. #1 @ $35.00; #2 @ $50.00; 10" container size specimens available @ $$65.00-$95.00


A. shir. 'Red Dawn'
UPRIGHT  •  8-10  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
NEW for us is this red shirasawanum. Round leaves emerge red then fade to bronze and finally show off in scarlet. Is a midsized upright with a nice oval form. #1 @ $35.00; larger @ $75.00


A. shir. 001 PP #16718 'Moonrise'
UPRIGHT  •  7'-10'  •  5-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
This beautiful new maple was carefully observed and tested for over 20 years before introduction. Originated as a seedling from A. s.' Aureum' but has many unique characteristics including brilliant red spring leaves veined in light green; later, new growth appears with the same colors. Summer's leaves are gold with a lime wash. Grows in full sun though afternoon shade is recommended, especially in the south. #2 @ $55.00; 10" @ $70.00


A. shir. ‘Aureum’
UPRIGHT  •  12' - 18'  •  ZONE 5-8  •  PART SHADE
Making light where all else is dark, this spectacular tree is like a lantern in the shady corner of your garden. The leaves open a chartreuse color, move to light green then become a blend of orange, yellow, red and even purple for fall. This is a rare, slow growing tree that is not easy to propagate. #2 @ $50.00; larger available in June


A. siebold. 'Mikasayama'
UPRIGHT  •  8'-12'  •  ZONE 4-8  •  SUN TO PART SHADE
This tree calls for a soft touch with its fine fuzz on very rounded, bright green leaves. It is upright with a very globular form. Fall color is yellow with a red wash. large sizes only @ $75.00


A. siebold. ‘Sode no uchi’
UPRIGHT  •  6' - 8'  •  ZONE 4-8  •  SUN-PT SHADE
Standing out where ever it is planted, this is an attractive and versatile tree. The leaves are rounded with lobes cut half way into the center. Color is a light green, which darkens as the summer progresses, then turns orange and red. #2 @ $45.00; 10" size containers available @ $65.00-$95.00


A. triflorum
UPRIGHT  •  12'-15'  •  4-8  • 
The leaves are comprised of three leaflets. The tree is open and upright with highly ornamental, coppery bark. The bark peels and curls in a fine pattern of fissures and diamonds. Fall color is brilliant. 10" container size only @ $55.00-$85.00 SPECIAL OVERSTOCK SALE: 25% off


Acer j. 'Fairy Lights'
MOUNDING  •  3-4'  •  5-8  •  FULL SUN TO PART SHADE
This is a cascading japonicum with much finer leaves than others. Great fall color! #1 @$35.00


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