Top Japanese Maple Trees
THE current trend toward smaller houses and yards spurs interest in scaled down trees for the landscape. These top Japanese maple trees comprise an unusually handsome group of plants which merit serious consideration.
These trees exhibit wide variety in forms, heights at maturity, leaf patterns and spring, summer and fall foliage colors. They have graceful habit. The shrubby types have round or globular shapes while the taller‐growing, more vigorous kinds have a somewhat open, vaselike crown. Heights vary from dwarf shrubs to small shade trees 20 to 25 feet tall. The leaves are moderately to deeply segmented into five to 11 lobes with some varieties so deeply dissected they appear skeletonize.
Japanese Maple Trees Colorful Foliage
American gardeners prefer the red or purple types. The Japanese favor the greenleaved forms for their strikingly handsome fall colors. In Japan the maple is called the “autumn welcoming tree” and it is planted in the western portion of gardens (the direction from which fall comes).
The Japanese maples are varieties and forms of two species:
- Acer japonicum of Japan, Korea and Manchuria
- A. palmatum of Japan and eastern China
Both are shrubs or small trees with seedlings of the two species showing great variation in habit and in leaf patterns and colors.
Top Japanese Maple Trees At Arbor Hills Tree Farm
Japanese Red Maple Trees
Crimson Queen Maple
Red Dragon Maple
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