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We try our best to choose Japanese Maples "Acer Palmatum" Species that our cold hardy enough for our area in the northwest.







‘Aka shigitatsu sawa’ — 9-12', PALMATUM, variegated. This tree is known for its most unusual foliage, a combination of a dark reddish-green, pink and white. A very beautiful, small tree with deeply incised palmate leaves.

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‘Aoba jo’ — 2-3', DWARF, green. A most interesting dwarf with captivating blue-green leaves. This color is different from the typical Japanese maple. Good for the rock garden or any place where you want a small captivating, exceptional maple. A good candidate for bonsai.

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‘Arakawa’ — 12-18', PALMATUM, green. Also known as ‘Nishiki sho’ which means “rough bark maple.” Especially desirable for bonsai as its rough, corky bark makes the tree appear especially old. The leaves are green and of the typical palmate shape.


‘Aratama’— 2-5', DWARF, red. A good dwarf shrub and one of the few dwarfs with showy red foliage, varying from a brick-red to a light purple-red. Base of the leaves is a strong green which often shows through, adding an interesting two tone effect. Slow growing to 3’ in ten years.

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'Atrolineare’ — 15', LINEARILOBUM, red. syn. ‘Scolopendrifolium rubrum.’ A red leaved form of the famous, narrow leaved cultivar. It has great red color in spring and the earlier part of summer, then it turns to a bronze-green with red. When autumn arrives, it turns back to deep red.

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‘Baldsmith’ — 5-10', DISSECTUM, red. A finely dissected maple with unusually colored leaves, light orange-red instead of the usual dark red of most of the red cultivars.

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'Beni kawa’ — 9-12', PALMATUM, green. “Sensational” describes this terrific maple! The new bark is coral to salmon-red adding interest to the winter landscape. This artistic cultivar is full and twiggy, and with its bright branches, will be seen from a great distance, allowing this tree to be effectively used to draw the eye to a desired area. Summer dresses the tree in dense foliage of true green, sometimes lightly edged with red tints. Along with this, the bark changes to a yellowish color. You won’t see one like it in anyone else’s garden.

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‘Beni maiko’ — 5-10', PALMATUM, red. The name means “a red-haired dancing girl,” an apt description for this fine cultivar as it sways in a gentle breeze. The leaves are small, brilliant scarlet and irregular in shape. At maturity they fade into pinkish red with an undertone of green to blue-green. A dense, dwarf tree, with a shrubby habit that grows wider than tall.

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‘Beni shichihenge’ — 5-10', PALMATUM, variegated. Narrow, upright, twiggy growing, this shrubby cultivar has spectacular deep coral foliage, with green and white variegation! The pink-orange color tones are unlike those of any other cultivar. Branch tips and leaf petioles are red, further enhancing the play of colors. It is a real beauty!

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‘Beni tsukasa’ — 10-15', PALMATUM, red. What a lovely little cultivar for containers and small landscapes! The color variations are remarkable, ranging from yellow-red or peach to pink with green tones. Better yet, in summer, the foliage darkens and leaves take on some variegation. A slender, densely branched, willowy, small tree.

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‘Bloodgood’ — 30', PALMATUM, red. The deepest red leaf color of the palmatum type cultivars envelops this upright, vigorous tree, presenting a display second to none. ‘Bloodgood’ is especially fine in holding its color into late summer when so many of the others turn green. Then there’s ‘Bloodgood’ in the fall--the fire-red color defies description! Wait, there’s winter, the bark is black-red, and in the proper setting, looks absolutely elegant.

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‘Boskoop Glory’ — 18-24', PALMATUM, red. This strong growing tree will form a round canopy as it matures. Its striking, wine red foliage holds up well through the summer and becomes more intense in the fall. It’s a very dependable choice to mix into the large garden or use as a small shade tree in a cozy area.


‘Butterfly’ — 12', MATSUMURAE, variegated. An extremely choice and popular cultivar with a stiffly upright growth habit. Tiny, irregularly shaped leaves are bluish-green with cream markings, accented with pink. Vigorous, vase shaped with many twiggy branches. A very outstanding cultivar.

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‘Coonara Pygmy’ — 3-6', DWARF, green. This fine plant from a witch’s broom found in The Land Down Under has pleasing, bright green leaves that begin in spring with a golden cast and end in fall a deep pink-red. It grows into and rounded bush with dense, twiggy branches. This has to be the perfect choice for container culture, a rock garden, or bonsai. As is the case with most witch’s brooms, it’s difficult to propagate.

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Crimson Queen’ — 5-10', DISSECTUM, red. ‘Crimson Queen’ is famous for its ability to hold its deep red leaf color through the summer. Most other cultivars of the red dissectum types will turn to shades of bronze-green in the summer months. Each leaf is deeply cut into narrow lobes which themselves are finely toothed. In the fall, it displays a blaze of bright, crimson red.

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‘Emperor I’ — 24', PALMATUM, red. An exceptional cultivar that is a must for those needing a tough Japanese Maple. Very similar to the old favorite, ‘Bloodgood,’ except that it leafs out in the spring about two weeks later, making it an excellent tree in areas with a late frost. The very dark red leaf lasts throughout the season; in fall the leaves turn a fiery crimson.


‘Filigree’ — 5-10', DISSECTUM, green. This is an outstanding dissected maple. Light, yellow-green leaves of extremely delicate texture are flecked with minute speckles of cream and pale gold. Like most dissectums, the growth is pendulous. Densely branched and easy to grow.

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'Fireglow’ — 15', PALMATUM, red. The leaves on this cultivar are very much like the name. They are an intense wine-red that holds up well in summer. This is an attractive, slow growing tree that has an upright growth habit.


‘Garnet’ — 10-12', DISSECTUM, red. syn. ‘Dissectum Garnet.’ An introduction from Holland. Well named, its color is the same as the precious gemstone garnet, and it holds very well through the summer. ‘Garnet’ forms a large mound of delicate foliage. It is strong growing and a very durable landscape plant. Fades if it gets dry.

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‘Goshiki kotohime’ — 3', DWARF, variegated. This unusual cultivar has small rich green foliage with tiny cream flecks or speckles. Some of the leaves are marked , while others are solid green. Added to this the new foliage is pink! It is a slow growing, spreading plant. You’ll like this delicate lady.

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‘Higasa yama’ — 27', PALMATUM, variegated. An upright-growing tree, forming a tall slender V-shape. Slow growing twiggy stems bear two forms of foliage, a characteristic often seen and enjoyed in Acer palmatum. Tiny, crinkled, variegated spring leaves curl as though the leaf margin is too small for the leaf. Various green leaves have white markings and are edged in pink. A second flush of growth in late June or July reveals small, flat summer leaves of the typical palmate shape.

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'Inazuma’ — 36', MATSUMURAE, red. A hardy, vigorous cultivar with intense purple-red leaves in spring and summer. Give this one a lot of space. The foliage is dark green at maturity, with crimson tones becoming evident in cold weather. Leaves are deeply divided, purple when young with soft bronze highlights on dark green in the summer. Fall brings a display of brilliant orange-red.

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‘Japanese Sunrise’ — 12-18', PALMATUM, green. This plant’s similarities to ‘Sango Kaku’ begin with bright yellow on one side of the stem, ending in a blaze of red on the other, much like a ‘Japanese Sunrise’. This is a medium sized tree with short twiggy growth. In the fall the spectacular gold leaves are a special treat. This tree grows 6-12" a year.

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'Kamagata’ —2-5', DWARF, green. One of the most fabulous introductions of all the palmatums, ‘Kamagata’ is a variety of A. palmatum selected by J. D. Vertrees. It is diminutive and bush-like in growth habit but in an open manner, creating a very small tree with the distinct branching usually found only on upright tree forms. Add to this green leaves with red margined detail. Though a dwarf cultivar, it grows vigorously when young. It’s tolerant of full sun and dry conditions. Spectacular orange-red leaves in autumn. Excellent for bonsai.

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'Kandy kitchen"

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‘Katsura’ — 10-15', PALMATUM, green. In the spring, the leaves are light yellow-orange with deeper orange margins. In summer, the leaves become deeper green. A small leaved cultivar excellent for bonsai. Each leaf has 5 lobes which taper to long points. A tight, densely branched but upright growing tree.

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‘Kinran’ — 10-15', MATSUMURE, red. Famous for its rich, gold autumn leaf color with crimson highlights. ‘Kinran’ shows bright green midveins against shiny red-purple leaves in spring. Deeply cut leaf shape gives a lacy appearance. A broad growing tree with a spreading habit, it adapts well to container or bonsai use. It achieves new glory in the fall with a deep bronze at tip ends fading to a shining golden yellow--a very intriguing selection!



'Koto-no-ito’ — 12', LINEARILOBUM, green. Five, narrow lobes of rich green color make up the foliage of this cultivar, close to the linear-leaf form of palmatum. Usually 1-2" in length, leaves appear on mature wood and small twigs. New leaves unfold with crimson tones but soon turn green. Although an upright growing tree, it does not exceed 10'. The bark is bright green. Fall colors range through various shades of yellow.

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‘Kurui jishi’ — 6', DWARF, green. Deep green leaves have a star shaped appearance due to the incurved lobes, similar to ‘Okushimo’. A slow, stiff, upright grower excellent for small gardens or container growing.


‘Mikawa yatsubusa’ — 3', DWARF, green. A rare and beautiful dwarf Japanese maple. Densely branched and layered with 5-lobed, green leaves. Leaves are larger than other dwarf types, emerging light green with red tips and turning yellow to red in the fall. One of the best for bonsai.

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"Murasaki Kiyohime"--- 3', DWARF, green. A very choice selection for bonsai, the leaves are tiny, and the habit is more inclined to form a good central leader than most of the yatsubusa types. A small tree, it also tends to make a smooth transition where the graft is made. Basically indistinguishable from Murasaki hime.

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‘Okushimo’ — 24', PALMATUM, green. Small leaves are sharply pointed at each lobe tip. An unusual effect is created by upward curling leaf edges. ‘Okushimo’ is an upright growing, vase shaped tree. It is vigorous, and young trees can grow as much as 3' per season. Leaves turn fluorescent gold in autumn.

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‘Omure yama’ — 18', MATSUMURAE, green. One of the best green forms of palmatum, this is a small tree with a pendulous habit. The lobes are long and deeply cut. A mature tree develops willowy branches that grow upward, then bend out and down. Outstanding orange fall color

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‘Orange Dream’ — 12', PALMATUM, green. An upright shrub type maple that can reach up to 25' in height at maturity. Well branched, slender with green bark. Orange-yellow leaves in spring become yellow-green in fall and eventually golden yellow. Similar to ‘Katsura’

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"Orangeola"- 7' DISSECTUM, red. A new cultivar that is best known for its great vigor and brilliant color. It will make a fine specimen in a very short time. Orange in the spring, turning green with some overlay of golden-orange for summer, and bright red-orange in the fall

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'Oridono nishiki’ — 18', PALMATUM, variegated. Wow! What a gorgeous, variegated maple with bright pink, cream, and shiny green leaves. The small foliage on this upright cultivar has a tendency to curve on the most variegated leaves. Like many variegated maples, you may see some dieback and branches can revert. If they do, just remove them. A beauty for any garden!

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'Oshio beni’ — 30', AMOENUM, red. A desirable form, its foliage color is outstanding. While other red leafed varieties are blood-red, ‘Oshio-beni’ is orange-red! Make a bright planting of red palmatums, using ‘Oshio-beni’ with ‘Bloodgood’ or ‘Moonfire’, and the contrasting colors will be richly rewarding.

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'Peaches and Cream’ — 12', PALMATUM, variegated. Collectors take note of this exciting variegated maple from Australia! It is a cross between ‘Shigitatsu sawa’ and ‘Aka shigitatsa sawa’. Spring leaves boast a cream color with rose-red covering. The reticulated green veins give fascinating texture to the lighter base color. Leaves turn yellow in the fall. Upright and compact.

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‘Red Dragon’ — 5-8', DISSECTUM, red. This introduction from Duncan and Davies in New Zealand by Graham Roberts is vigorous and has the weeping habit typical of dissectum varieties. Eventual height depends on how high you stake this beautiful weeper. The leaves are deeper purple-red than ‘Crimson Queen’ or ‘Everred’, and hold their color well, turning crimson in the fall. More dwarf than ‘Crimson Queen’

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‘Red Pygmy’ — 5-10',LINEARILOBUM , red. Introduced in Holland, this cultivar of the linearlobum group won an Award of Merit in 1969. Leaves are composed of very narrow strap like lobes. Old plants broaden in shape on this densely branched cultivar. Summer color is green red, with a wonderful golden color in the fall. Delightful!

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‘Sagara nishiki’ — 5-10', PALMATUM, variegated. The variegated foliage of this small tree is striking. Golden markings are scattered on the green leaves in the spring. Semi-shade will protect the lovely colors during the summer. Slow growing.



'Seiryu’ — 20', DISSECTUM, green. ‘Seiryu’ is the only upright growing tree among the dissectum cultivars. Finely divided, small light green leaves become a veritable palette of red, pink, mauve, gold, and orange in the fall, varying from year to year with weather conditions. The tree has good form and is very densely branched.

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‘Sharp’s Pygmy’ — 2-5', DWARF, green. A very nice compact, slow growing dwarf cultivar which needs no pruning and looks like a natural bonsai. The tiny green leaves on this small, bushy tree turn deep crimson in the fall. This ribbon leaf is a fine addition to collections.

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‘Shigitatsu sawa’ — 10-15', AMOENUM, variegated. Intricately patterned green veins in yellow-green foliage. The contrast is most noticeable in spring and summer and will hold well in partially shaded areas. In fall, this vigorous small tree has red and green tones. A perfect choice for container growing! Compact growing, it’s a special plant for your garden that will bring many positive comments.


‘Shin deshojo’ — 12', PALMATUM, green. Flaming crimson-scarlet leaves in the spring are the outstanding feature of this maple. Very similar to ‘Bonfire’ and ‘Deshojo’ but more dwarf in stature and brighter in color. Forms a shrub twice as wide as high. Perfect for container planting on a patio.

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‘Shishigashira’ — 18', PALMATUM, green. syn. ‘Cristatum’ or ‘Ribesifolium’. A most unusual, slow growing form with small, curly, leaves are densely set close to the stems. The foliage is held longer into the fall; when other maples are showing fall color, ‘Shishigashira’ remains as green as summer. One day, after all others have faded, it bursts into colors of gold, orange and red. Fall coloration and intensity are influenced by the tree’s location. Popular for bonsai use.

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"Skeeter’s Broom’ — 2-5', DWARF, red. A sport of ‘Bloodgood’, the new growth on this Witches Broom starts out bright red. As the seasons change, it progresses from burgundy to green, and finally, to a rich bronze. Leaves are deeply lanced.

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‘Toyama nishiki’ — 5-10', DISSECTUM, variegated. A variegated dissectum with leaves showing base coloration of purple-red to greenish-red painted rather haphazardly throughout with creamy-white to pink. Some leaves do not have variegation; others are mottled pink when they come out, white as they mature. The variations on the theme are endless, and the same tree will show differing color patterns from one year to the next. The leaves are more strongly colored when grown in the shade; and because this tree sunburns easily, a shady site is preferred. Keep young trees staked. Rare!

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‘Trompenburg’ — 24', MATSUMURAE, red. A magnificent cultivar from Trompenburg Arboretum in Holland. Deep purple-red leaves that have narrow lobes that are slightly rolled under. This is a most attractive effect that develops as the tree ages, not occurring the first few seasons. Upright and open, this tree makes a most beautiful specimen that will be the delight of any garden.

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‘Ukigumo’ — 5-10', PALMATUM, variegated. The name means “floating clouds,” and it is a fitting description of this fine maple. It has green base leaf color, with “floating clouds” of white and pink mixed into the green. Often the edges of the leaf are pink, giving the plant a soft and beautiful appearance. It is important to note that the amount of variegation will vary greatly from year to year, plant to plant, site to site. Place where it receives enough shade to prevent burning of the leaves. This is not a rapidly growing plant, but it eventually becomes a multibranched, shrubby small tree.

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'Villa Taranto'-7', LINEARILOBUM, green. The beautiful coral-pink spring color changes to a light bright green giving Villa Taranto a pastel look all year. Autumn color is beautiful golden-yellow. It is less vigorous than Red Pygmy, but has the same upright bushy habit. Rare and Choice

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‘Viridis’ — 6-9', DISSECTUM, green. Ultimate height will depend on staking with this popular and widely used form of dissectum. Graceful, sweeping green limbs in a mounding growth habit. Usually turns a strong gold in fall. A most beautiful plant for any garden, this is a particularly good performer.

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‘Waterfall’ — 5-10', DISSECTUM, green. This maple has larger leaves than most dissectums and does well in those full sun locations. Breathtaking shades of gold in fall, tinged with crimson. Its cascading manner gives rise to its poetic name. Young plants should be staked to attain height.

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A, J. 'Acontifolium' 10'- Zones 5-9 Sun to shade. - (syn. 'Maiku-jaku' meaning 'dancing peacock')
A wonderful rare tree with very large, deeply dissected leaves. Has particular value in tropical, Japanese, and exotic gardens; but stands on its own in any setting. Known in Japan as 'Maiku-jaku' meaning 'dancing peacock'". Reputedly more cold hardy than other Acer japonicum or Acer palmatum. Grows 10’ in ten years. Old well grown plants may reach 30-40’ or more. Recommended by: Ohio Plant Selection Committee. Awards: Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society.


A, J.  'Green Cascade' 15'- Unique & beautiful: this weeper (prostrate unless staked) has round, deeply-dissected foliage which turns yel-org-crimson in fall;an amazing sight cascading over a wall or stake for a small pendulous tree


A, J. 'O isami' 30'- Large round leaves of good substance have outstanding form and color. The spring-green new leaves deepen to a rich green for summer. The brilliant tones of red, yellow and deep scarlet blend for a spectacular fall show

A, J. 'O isami'

A, J. 'Otaki' 30'- Large rich green leaves on this small full moon maple have bright fall colors of red, orange, gold, and yellow. If grown in shade, leaves may be almost blue-green

A, J. 'Otaki'


Acer Shirasawanum 'autumn moon'

Acer Shirasawanum 'autumn moon'


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