What is a Japanese maple?

What is a Japanese maple?

What is a Japanese maple?

Japanese maple produce small flowers in spring and the seeds are the small ‘keys’ typical of all maples, which twirl down to the ground in fall. For many centuries the Japanese people have travelled to the countryside to see the fall color, like east-coast Americans admiring the sugar maple.

What is an osakazuki maple tree?

The ‘Osakazuki’ Japanese maple is a small, rounded maple tree with a bushy appearance. The palmate maple leaves have 5 or 7 lobes with serrated edges. As a variety of green Japanese maple, the tree’s color is green in the summer. However, the leaves turn a stunning crimson red for a few weeks before they drop in the fall.

Is there a dwarf Emperor Japanese maple tree?

Emperor One is an improved variety of upright Japanese Maple that is similar to the classic Bloodgood. This dwarf shade tree offers 3 seasons of rich red to purple color. The Emperor Japanese maple grows 10 to 15 feet tall and wide at maturity.

What is a purple ghost Japanese maple tree?

Purple Ghost is one of the smallest of the upright Japanese Maples, growing into a tree that is rarely more than 10 feet tall. So if you have a small space or are looking for a tree for a large pot, this is the one to choose. It has rich purple-red leaves that keep their color well all summer, before turning brilliant crimson in fall.

Is Acer palmatum the same as Japanese maple?

Most horticulturalists refer to cultivars of Acer palmatum as Japanese maples, but a few also include A. japonicum cultivars. While A. palmatum is hardy in USDA plant hardiness zones 6 through 8, A. japonicum extends the growing area into zone 5.

How big does a cascade Japanese maple get?

Size: 8 feet tall and wide Boasting lustrous, finely cut green foliage, ‘Green Cascade’ Japanese maple also has a delicate weeping habit. If not staked, it forms a flowing mound of foliage. In fall, its leaves turn shades of red and orange. Growing Conditions: Full sun to part shade in average moist, well-drained soil