Upright Tree Japanese Maples
‘Autumn Moon’ Full Moon
Acer shirasawanum ‘Autumn Moon’ Japanese Maple, upright fullmoon maple, 8′-10′. A must for the Japanese Maple collector. An outstanding small tree for small landscapes or city gardens with limited space. New growth is an eye catching burnt orange to yellow. For the remainder of the season ‘Autumn Moon’ fullmoon maple colors are tones which range from orange, salmon and chartreuse. ‘Autumn Moon’ has exceptional fall foliage is various shades of red to gold.
Acer palmatum ‘Beni Otake’ Japanese Maple, linearilobum upright tree to 15′. Leaves emerge a medium red color which it will remain well into the summer months. Later in the season foliage changes to a bronze green then finally green. For the second growth cycle at summer’s end new red growth appears along branch ends layering over the mature green leaves for a dramatic overall look. Fall color is crimson. ‘Beni Otake’ has an attractive vase shape when young which eventually forms a rounded canopy. ‘Beni Otake’ is tolerant of warm climates and a best pick for our southern gardens.
Acer palmatum ‘Bihou’ Japanese Maple, upright 10′-12′. ‘Bihou’ is best known for its bright yellow bark. This yellow bark contrasting brightly with red buds will create pop in your landscape. New leaves are chartreuse with a red edge and will turn a medium green for summer. Fall color is yellow and orange. In winter ‘Bihou’ shines when the bark turns a brilliant orange yellow. The striking yellow bark will stand out in any landscape. ‘Bihou’ is a wonderful addition to the winter garden and looks stunning when paired with ‘Sango Kaku’ coral bark to create a dramatic effect. ‘Bihou’ is a fast growing tree which has a vase shaped when young.
Acer palmatum atropurpureum ‘Bloodgood’ Japanese Maple. Large upright tree 15- 20′. One of the red leaf we carry in our nursery and a hardy specimen for Georgia landscapes. ‘Bloodgood’ has a beautiful, round shape canopy, making it well suited to residential landscapes as a front yard or specimen tree. ‘Bloodgood’ is a popular choice because of the large foliage which will remain red for most of the summer. Leaves can take on a green tint during hot weather. The trunk is a picturesque gray and suited for highlighting with spotlights at night. Fall color is reddish. ‘Bloodgood’ is a dependable grower in southern gardens.
Acer palmatum ‘Butterfly’ variegated Japanese Maple, upright 10-12′. Similar to ‘Beni Shishihenge’, ‘Butterfly’ one of the variegated varieties for sale and has spectacular green and white variegated leaves. The green and white foliage also features a red tint around the borders and will really stand out against a dark or brick house. ‘Butterfly’ requires shade or dappled sunlight, plant in a protected area against strong winter winds. Fall color can be shades of yellow, red purple and bronze. The variegated foliage makes this plant a unique choice and not one to be passed up in any collection.
Acer palmatum ‘Wolff’ ‘Emperor I’ Japanese Maple. Large upright tree 15′. ‘Emperor I’ works well as a small front yard lawn tree. Foliage is a deep purple red which changes to brilliant scarlet during fall. Holds its red color leaf color well during the summer. Bark is an attractive blackish red. ‘Emperor I’ is an exceptionally strong tree and a hardy and a vigorous grower, does well in the southern gardens of Georgia. ‘Emperor I’ can tolerate more sun than other Japanese maples. Early foliage emerges somewhat later than other varieties, minimizing the potential for frost damage.
Acer palmatum ‘Emmett’s Pumpkin’ – 6′ Japanese maple, upright tree. In spring, ‘Emmett’s Pumpkin’ leaves start out being a bright green color. As the foliage matures during the summer months, it takes on a yellow orange tint over green, then changes to bright pumpkin orange in fall.
Acer palmatum ‘Englishtown’ – A shrubby, dwarf upright which will be a unique specimen in your landscape design. This 4′-6′ tree Originated from a a witch’s broom mutation. ‘Englishtown’ has a a narrow and dense habit. The small red leaves feature long ovate lobes with toothed margins and pointed tips. ‘Englishtown’ has a small size which is suitable for growing in large containers.
Acer palmatum ‘Fireglow’ Japanese maple 7′-12′, dwarf upright. A vigorous fire red Japanese maple, ‘Fireglow’ will maintain a small size for an upright tree and can be a great idea for a courtyard or container plant. The brilliant red color of ‘Fireglow’ is similar to the larger ‘Bloodgood’ tree however the foliage not as deeply divided. The intense red foliage color of ‘Fireglow’ will remain throughout the throughout the summer months. In autumn the leaves will change to purple red and green color. The name ‘Fireglow’ comes from the striking, glowing color as the sun shines though the leaves.
‘Floating Cloud’Acer palmatum ‘Floating Cloud’ Japanese maple, upright 16′. A striking variety of the a white variegated upright Japanese maple tree. ‘Floating Cloud’ is considered a best pick and known to have almost no reversion to green. When the tree is first planted and young, the foliage will show a lot of green. As it matures in future years the white variegation will become dominant. When viewed from a distance, the small pink, green and white variegation has the effect of a floating cloud. Shade is a must for this Japanese maple tree!
Acer palmatum ‘Goshiki Kotohime’. Upright, shrubby Japanese maple with bright green leaves in spring that deepen during summer months. Foliage changes to yellow and orange in fall. A unique specimen, ‘Goshiki Kotohime’ may be grown in containers.
‘Geisha Gone Wild’
Acer palmatum ‘Geisha Gone Wild’ – 6′. Upright, variegated Japanese maple tree with green, pink and cream foliage. ‘Geisha Gone Wild’ has unusual purple-green leaves with beautiful pink and cream leaf margins and twisted lobes. This small variety may be used in container gardens or as a statement plant by your front door.
‘Golden Full Moon’ Full Moon
Acer shirasawanum ‘Aureum’ ‘Golden Full Moon’ Japanese maple, upright 10-15′. A small, rounded tree which is great on deck, patios or by a walkway. ‘Golden Full Moon has large, lime to chartreuse tinted golden leaves. In fall, its leaves turn brilliant orange and red similar to a sugar maple. An unusual specimen, ‘Golden Full Moon’ is a best pick for a collector’s garden.
Acer palmatum ‘Hefner’s Red’ – 15′-18′ upright tree. ‘Hefner’s Red’ Japanese maple is known for its heat tolerance and holding a dark maroon color through spring to early fall. In late autumn, ‘Hefner’s Red’ changes to a bright, fiery red. This tree is a best pick for your front yard landscaping ideas.
‘Hubb’s Red Willow’
Acer palmatum ‘Hubb’s Red Willow’ Japanese maple red leaf, upright dwarf 8′. ‘Hubb’s Red Willow’ is a unique Japanese maple tree with long narrow leaf lobes similar to bamboo leaves. The delicate spring foliage emerges with bright red colors which will darken to maroon and green during summer. The fall color is brilliant red. The unusual foliage shape and beautiful colors are ideal for a patio or small Asian inspired garden design.
Acer palmatum ‘Japanese Sunrise’. Upright, green to gold leaf Japanese maple tree, red and yellow bark. ‘Japanese Sunrise’ is a selection of ‘Sango kaku’. Bark colors can range from almost yellow to coral red depending on the time of year, sun exposure and age. Leaf color is light green with pink and white irregular margins. Pink tones become more pronounced during fall.
Acer palmatum ‘Kagiri Nishiki’ 8′-10. Upright, variegated Japanese maple tree with green, white and pink foliage. ‘Kagiri Nishiki’ is a smaller Japanese maple variety with a vase shape. It is a interesting specimen for your landscape design with irregular pink and white margins along light green leaves. In autumn the pink tones become more pronounced.
‘Koto No ito’
Acer palmatum ‘Koto No ito’. Upright, green leaf Japanese maple tree. ‘Koto No ito’ is a unique variety with graceful foliage. The leaves are deeply cut with long, narrow lobes. The foliage on ‘Koto No ito’ starts the growing season crimson colors then change to apple green in summer. Fall color is yellow, then gold with orange tints.
Acer palmatum ‘Mikawa Yatsubusa’ Japanese Maple. A 6′-10′ dwarf green leaf with a dense, shrubby habit. ‘Mikawa Yatsubusa’ is ideal for bringing color, texture, and contrast to your garden design. The thin textured leaves are light yellow gold in the spring which change to a mid green during the summer months. In fall, the foliage changes to a colorful golden orange with bright red tips. The dwarf size make ‘Mikawa Yatsubusa’ a good choice for growing in containers or bonsai.
Acer palmatum ‘Moonfire’ Japanese Maple. Upright red leaf tree, 20′. ‘Moonfire’ has beautiful rich purple red leaves throughout summer which change to brilliant red in fall. It has a rounded canopy and spreading habit. ‘Moonfire’ is idea for a small front yard Japanese maple to add color contrast to your landscape plan.
Acer shirasawanum ‘Moonrise’ Japanese Maple tree. ‘Moonrise’ has beautiful, serrated palmate cut leaves that emerge bright red in the spring which turn green-yellow with an orange hues during summer months. Fall color is brilliant red-gold. The multi-trunked, low-branching habit of ‘Moonrise’ makes it a colorful specimen for bonsai or growing in large containers.
‘Murasaki kiyohime’ Dwarf
Acer palmatum ‘Murasaki kiyohime’ Japanese Maple 2-4′. A unique, small Japanese maple which grows much wider than it will tall. ‘Murasaki kiyohime’ is a green leaf dwarf tree that has foliage which will emerge bright green with red margins in spring. By mid summer the foliage changes to glossy, dark green with purple red margins.
Acer palmatum ‘Orange Dream’. 8′-10′. Spring color is stunning with orange-yellow, edged in red leaves. During summer the foliage on ‘Orange Dream’ changes to of green and red tips, then for fall turns a fiery orange and umber. The small size of ‘Orange Dream’ makes it a great idea for a front yard accent tree or small space, backyard landscaping.
Acer palmatum ‘Pixie’ Japanese Maple Tree. Upright red leaf, semi-dwarf 10′. ‘Pixie’ Japanese maple is a small, upright tree with bright red in spring that gradually changes to deep red for the summer. The fall color is a striking bright scarlet. ‘Pixie’ is ideal for small space gardening.
Acer palmatum ‘Purple Ghost’. Upright, red leaf Japanese maple tree. ‘Purple Ghost’ is noted for the depth of color on its deep red leaves. Leaf veins are black which create the skeleton of the purple ghost. Fall color is deep crimson. ‘Purple Ghost’ has a narrower form than other red leaved Japanese maple trees and is well suited for a small space garden or for a front yard focal point or accent tree.
Pine Bark ‘Nishiki gawa’
Acer palmatum ‘Pine Bark’ Upright green leaf 10′-15′. Nishiki gawa or Pine Bark Japanese maple differs from other types as it features unique rough bark. It is similar to the Japanese black pine, hence the name. The foliage on Pine Bark ‘Nishiki gawa’ emerges green and stay green throughout the summer, then changes to orange and red in autumn. Pine Bark ‘Nishiki gawa’ is often used for for bonsai.
Acer shirasawanum ‘Red Dawn’ Japanese Maple, red leaf upright tree, 8′-10′. ‘Red Dawn’ is a beautiful mid sized tree with deeply palmate red foliage. The leaves on ‘Red Dawn’ are among the largest sized red leaf palmate type Japanese maples. The deeply cut leaves are purple red in spring, changing to to purple green later in the season. Fall color is orange red.
‘Red Filigree Lace’ Dwarf
Acer palmatum ‘Red Filigree Lace’ Japanese Maple 4′. A highly sought after collectors plant with exceptionally attractive, lacy red leaves. The foliage on this variety has thin, long, highly dissected leaflets in a red to purple color. ‘Red Filigree Lace’ has a broad, pendulous habit and reaches about 5′ tall with an equal spread. The branches tend to droop toward the ground. The delicate foliage is a rich red which turns darker purple during summer, and changes to crimson in fall. The dwarf size and showy form of ‘Red Filigree Lace’ makes it a best pick for planting in containers or as a walkway plant.
‘Sango Kaku’ Coral Bark
Acer palmatum ‘Sango Kaku’ Coral Bark Japanese Maple. Upright tree 12-15′. Palmatum deeply divided leaves, vase shaped form. A highly sought after cultivar with striking, unique coloration sure to light up a yard. Summer leaf color is a beautiful light green which shines even brighter against the vivid coral colored bark. Early foliage has a strong reddish tinge that fades as the leaves mature. Over the summer leaves change to an even lighter shade of green. Fall color on ‘Sango Kaku’ can be one of the prettiest of any Japanese maple in a striking a yellow gold. The colors brighten during the autumn season as the weather cools, then intensify more as winter approaches. Valued for its winter interest, bark on new twigs turns almost florescent in a bright coral red after the leaves fall. ‘Sango Kaku’ coral bark can tolerate more sun than other Japanese maples.
Acer palmatum ‘Seiryu’ Japanese Maple. Upright tree 10- 15′, dissectum laceleaf, cutleaf or threadleaf. Colorful! A true collectors plant since almost all dissectums have a cascading or weeping form. ‘Seiryu’ is a vase shaped, upright tree form coupled with finely dissected lacy green foliage. This is an unusual combination in any cultivar, making ‘Seiryu’ a sought after plant. Spring leaf color is a cheerful bright green, tips have a reddish tone as they emerge. Soon the foliage will change to a solid light green. Later in the season the reddish tones reappear. The fall color on ‘Seiryu’ is quite spectacular and range from gold to light yellow, then purple crimson which can change to brilliant red.
‘Sharp’s Pygmy’ Dwarf
Acer palmatum ‘Sharp’s Pygmy’ Japanese Maple tree, dwarf 4′. ‘Sharp’s Pygmy’ is the ideal tree if you are looking for a low form Japanese maple. It is a green leaf variety which is a best pick for container growing or bonsai. The low profile shape makes ‘Sharp’s Pygmy’ useful for planting next to a front door where it won’t grow over your windows and block your view, yet adds curb appeal to your property.
Acer palmatum ‘Trompenburg’ Japanese Maple. Upright tree 15′. Deep purple foliage in summer turns scarlet red during the fall. Leaves are deeply serrated and not as prone to sun burn as other cultivars. A fast growing Japanese maple, ‘Trompenburg’ performs as well when it comes to heat tolerance. Foliage has a slightly cupped shape which give it an almost three dimensional appearance and and to its all around elegance and beauty. Leafstalks are purple red and the gorgeous color lasts well into late summer. ‘Trompenburg’ fall color is scarlet to crimson.
‘Twombly’s Red Sentinel’
Acer palmatum ‘Twombly’s Red Sentinel’ Fern leaf Japanese maple, 10-15′ red leaf upright tree. ‘Twombly’s Red Sentinel’ has a unique columnar shape and is a sport of the well known ‘Bloodgood’. This Japanese maple features rich burgundy foliage but has a smaller, narrow form for small space gardens. Leaves are bright red early in the season and darkens as they age. Autumn color is brilliant scarlet. ‘Twombly’s Red Sentinel’ is ideal for narrow spaces, patios and front door trees.
Acer palmatum ‘Villa Taranto’ a dwarf red upright, 5′-6′. ‘Villa Taranto’ is a small tree with a ‘V’ shape. It is in the linearilobum group which means it features delicate, string like leaves. In the spring the leaves emerge with reddish brick color. Summer color is lighter red to bronze which changes from orange to dark red in fall. ‘Villa Taranto’ is a unique plant for collectors and Japanese maple enthusiasts. It makes a nice addition to a small garden and may grown in a patio container.
Witch’s Broom ‘Shaina’ Dwarf
Acer palmatum ‘Shaina’ Witch’s Broom Japanese Maple 4- 5′. Unique dwarf witch’s broom Japanese maple with a bushy, tufted form. Originally ‘Shaina’ was discovered as a witch’s broom mutation on the ‘Bloodgood’ cultivar, ‘Shaina’ has similar coloring. In spring the foliage emerges a rich shade of maroon and the tree will retain a beautiful burgundy wine during the summer. Fall color is a brilliant scarlet. ‘Shaina’ Witch’s Broom form is a great plant for the collector and a best pick for patio container or front front entryway planting.
Witch’s Broom ‘Lion’s Head’ Shishigashira
Acer palmatum ‘Lion’s Head’ Shishigashira Witch’s Broom Japanese Maple 12- 15′. An unusual tree with an interesting texture since the green leaves curl heavily. Witch’s Broom varieties are unique in Japanese maples with their compact, shrubby tree form. In autumn the leaves change to a stunning purple red with orange red patterns. The color will be most intense in sun. Highly sculptural, ‘Lion’s Head’ Shishigashira’ is a favorite for bonsai, as a container and plant pots or small gardens.
‘Yama Kagi’ Fernleaf
Acer japonicum ‘Yama Kagi’ Fern leaf Japanese maple, 15′ green leaf upright tree. The large, grape like foliage makes this tree stand out from other cultivars. ‘Yama Kagi’ has extremely large leaves and striking red to orange to yellow fall color. It is ideal for a front yard specimen to add color and texture as a focal point in your landscape dosing.
Weeping Japanese Maples
Acer palmatum dissectum ‘Baldsmith’ A showy laceleaf Japanese maple with a weeping form and bright orange to red new foliage in spring. Later in the summer months it changes to green with highlights of orange, pink and red. ‘Baldsmith’ has a weeping form and is one of the most colorful Japanese maples we know. It would be a great specimen tree for your front yard.
‘Crimson Queen’ Weeping
Acer palmatum var. dissectum ‘Crimson Queen’ Japanese Maple. Low branching dwarf tree with delicate, laceleaf foliage and a weeping effect. A dissectum red, ‘Crimson Queen’ holds its leaf color well in summer time. Autumn foliage is an assortment of crimson to scarlet red shades. Prefers lightly dappled shade as the leaves may scorch in full sun in our hot Georgia summers. The cascading form makes ‘Crimson Queen’ a best pick for specimen/accent plant. ‘Crimson Queen’ can create a dramatic statement as a single planting or is effective when planted in small groupings for shrub borders. It also may be showcased in large containers on a deck, by an entry way or alongside a walk way.
Acer palmatum ‘Emerald Lace’ Japanese maple – 10′-13′. ‘Emerald Lace’ is a threadleaf with a semi-upright form and weeping canopy. This small tree has finely dissected leaves which emerge bright green in spring with red edges. The red color will remain red throughout the season. During summertime, the green shade brightens but retains red highlights. ‘Emerald Lace’ has wonderful fall colors of yellow to orange and finally a fiery red.
‘Inaba Shidare’ Weeping
Acer palmatum var. dissectum ‘Inaba Shidare’ Dwarf cascading Japanese Maple. Dwarf upright with cascading form 7- 10′. Colorful! Dissectum red laceleaf, cutleaf, or threadleaf. Typically this plant grows in an upright, rounded yet cascading form with low branching. Palmate leaves give a delicate, airy appearance. Foliage features deeply incised lobes which are are cut to the base of the leaf. Known as a laceleaf, cutleaf, or threadleaf Japanese maple, ‘Inaba Shidare’ has large, more intricate leaves which develop a deep red purple tone as they emerge in spring. ‘Inaba Shidare’ retains this brilliant color during the season. Fall color is often spectacular and includes combination of shades in red, yellow, bronze and purple. Shade tolerant, needs afternoon shade.
Acer palmatum ‘Orangeola’ Japanese Maple. Weeping dwarf, laceleaf, cutleaf or threadleaf. Colorful! One of the fastest growing dissectums yet does not attain height quickly as it is also one of the most pendulous types. A highly attractive cascading laceleaf Japanese Maple with a pendulous form. In early spring the leaves of ‘Orangeola’ emerge in tones of orange and green. As spring progresses the foliage takes on purple color and in summer the older leaves begin to turn green. During the fall ‘Orangeola’ puts on a show of bright orange red foliage. This great plant changes personality all season long. This small tree does extremely well in hotter climates and makes a show stopping specimen in a front yard. ‘Orangeola’ can also be planted in containers.
‘Oregon Fern’ Full Moon
Acer japonicum ‘Oregon Fern’. 8′ Green leaf full moon Japanese maple with a broad, falling canopy for a weeping effect. ‘Oregon Fern’ has lacy, delicate leaves which are green in summer and feature outstanding crimson to purple fall colors. ‘Oregon Fern’ is a great for a unique touch in smaller landscapes.
Weeping ‘Red Dragon’
Acer palmatum ‘Red Dragon’ dissectum Japanese Maple. 7- 8′, a small size which can be perfect for growing in containers. Beautiful, deeply dissected purple leaves with an attractive lacy texture. The deep purple red on ‘Red Dragon’ keeps the wonderful deep color in sun or shade. Newly emerged leaves of this variety are bright scarlet in the spring, changing to dark burgundy as they age. Fall color is bright apple red. ‘Red Dragon’ has a contrasting bright green trunk and bark. It is a favorite of enthusiasts to form as bonsai.
‘Tamuke Yama’ Weeping
Acer palmatum ‘Tamukeyama’ Japanese Maple. Weeping dwarf, dissectum red laceleaf, threadleaf, cutleaf. A hardy plant with a strong cascading form. Weeping branches, feathery leaf shape combined with excellent crimson red color make ‘Tamukeyama’ a good choice for a landscape area needing a small specimen. ‘Tamukeyama’ is a beautiful cultivar featuring outstanding color throughout the seasons. In summertime the foliage is a deep purple red and in fall ‘Tamukeyama’ turns a bright scarlet. New growth is a deep crimson red when which soon turns to a deep purple red. Does well in both the heat and humidity of southern gardens. May be formed into a bonsai tree.
Acer palmatum dissectum ‘Viridis’ Japanese Maple. Weeping dwarf. Dissectum green laceleaf, threadleaf, or cutleaf. Deeply dissected green leaves on cascading, weeping branches mature to a naturally formal mound, perfect for a garden focal point. While it may be staked and trained to grow taller, Japanese Maple ‘Viridis’ usually grows wider than it is tall. Fall color is brilliant with orange gold leaves tipped in red and will really stand out in your landscape. Foliage on ‘Viridis’ has an airy, delicate appearance.
Acer palmatum var. dissectum ‘Waterfall’ Dwarf cascading Japanese Maple. Dwarf upright with cascading form. Dissectum green laceleaf, threadleaf, cutleaf. Large green foliage tipped in red when first emerges in spring, turns a golden yellow in autumn. ‘Waterfall’ is a beautiful weeping lace leaf cultivar and a good choice as a specimen plant in a landscape design or as a large potted deck or patio tree. Bright green summer foliage holds color well throughout summer and changes to a brilliant golden tone in fall, sometimes with hints of crimson. Named ‘Waterfall’ for the weeping branch structure that gives this plant a waterfall look as the foliage cascades down. A faster growing green lace leaf variety and a real beauty in a yard.
Japanese maple varieties for sale in our plant nursery garden center are subject to change. B&B or container sizes.