I have been planting some new maples in the gardens recently. Maples are an incredible group of trees. The diversity is amazing! Each of the maples I am planting has a profound distinguishing characteristic that makes it so much different than the others.
The Paperbark Maple has a cinnamon colored exfoliating bark, vertical branching, and fire engine red fall color. Twombley’s Red Sentinel Japanese Maple has dark red leaves and dense vertical branching, and is extremely hardy. Aka shigitatsu sawa Japanese Maple is a wide branched, variegated variety. Hogyoku Japanese Maple has a vase shape and turns pumpkin orange in the fall. My most recent favorite, Ariadne Japanese Maple, buds out an unusual copper in the spring, then turns green with a silver variegation and rosy hues, followed by brilliant red in the fall! I am considering planting an Omurayama Japanese Maple in the last major open area by the old office. This variety is a green laceleaf with amazing fall color ranging from yellow to red to peach and orange at the same time.
Come out to the nursery and check out our huge selection of Japanese Maples. See if one of these unique trees has a place in your garden.