Types and varieties of Acer palmatum
Acer palmatum atropurpureum
Purple Japanese maple (Acer palmatum ‘Atropurpureum Wattez’, Acer palmatum f. atropurpureum) ‘Atropurpureum’ is a small tree of bushy habit, with deep purple leaves divided into about 7 lobes, and becoming red in autumn. Inconspicuous red-purple flowers in spring may be followed by winged, purple fruits.
Acer palmatum dissectum
Japanese maple ‘Dissectum’ – ‘Dissectum’ is a low-growing, mound-forming shrub to around 2m tall and 2.5m wide. Its deeply-cut leaves emerge green in the spring before turning shades of yellow, orange and red in the autumn. Purplish-red spring flowers are followed in autumn by bright red winged fruits.
Acer palmatum orange dream
Japanese maple ‘Orange Dream’ – ‘Orange Dream’ is a medium sized bushy deciduous shrub, to 3m, with leaf colour varying at different seasons, yellow in spring, greenish in summer, orange-yellow in autumn. Bark is bright green. Redddish-purple flowers may be followed by red fruits
Acer palmatum osakazuki
Japanese maple ‘Osakazuki’ Acer palmatum ‘Taihai’, Acer palmatum (Heptalobum Group) ‘Osakazuki’ – ‘Osakazuki’ is a large deciduous shrub of rounded habit. Leaves are relatively large, 7-lobed, green but turning to brilliant orange-scarlet in autumn. Flowers and fruits small, red
Acer palmatum bloodgood
Japanese maple ‘Bloodgood’ – ‘Bloodgood’ is a large bushy deciduous shrub with deep red-purple leaves with 5-7 slender-pointed lobes, turning red in autumn. Small purple flowers are followed by red fruits. One of the best purple-leaved Japanese maples
Acer palmatum sango kaku
Coral-bark maple, Japanese maple ‘Sango-kaku’, Acer palmatum var. dissectum ‘Sango-kaku’, Acer palmatum ‘Senkaki’, Acer palmatum ‘Cinnabarinum’. ‘Sango-kaku’ is a large deciduous shrub or small tree to 6m, with coral-red young branches bearing 5-lobed leaves which open pinkish-yellow, becoming green in summer and yellow in autumn. Flowers small, reddish.
Acer palmatum garnet
Japanese maple ‘Garnet’, Acer palmatum ‘Dissectum Garnet’, Acer palmatum ‘Garnet’ – ‘Garnet’ is a medium-sized deciduous shrub. Leaves with usually seven deeply dissected lobes, deep brownish-red throughout summer, slightly brighter in autumn. Small purplish flowers are followed by red fruits
Acer palmatum katsura
Japanese maple ‘Katsura’ – ‘Katsura’ is a deciduous shrub of erect growth with 5- to 7-lobed leaves, yellowish-orange margined with pink in spring, becoming green in summer and turning bright orange in autumn
Acer palmatum beni maiko
Japanese maple ‘Beni-maiko’ – ‘Beni-maiko’ is a compact, bushy shrub growing to 1.5m tall. The leaves emerge a brilliant red in spring, turning a pinkish colour and then a green-red in summer. In autumn, the leaves turn yellow, orange and deep red before falling.
Acer palmatum little princess
Japanese maple ( syn. Acer Little Princess ) – Dense, compact habit, which makes it particularly well suited to pots and containers (provided they are kept well watered). Each spring, its new foliage emerges with an intense, claret-coloured flush that fades as the leaves mature. Throughout summer, the leaves retain a fresh green colour, then take on yellow and orange overtones in autumn before they fall.
Acer palmatum shaina
Japanese maple ‘Shaina’ – ‘Shaina’ is a compact, dense cultivar growing to a maximum height of 3m. Its bright red spring leaves deepen in colour through the summer before brightening again to a crimson-red in autumn
Acer palmatum taylor
New cultivar, with lime green and cream foliage, which emerges in spring with a vivid salmon pink hue.
Acer palmatum ukigumo
Japanese maple ( syn. Acer palmatum ‘Ukigumo’) – Highly patterned, appears almost white.
Acer palmatum butterfly
‘Butterfly’ is a rather upright shrub or small tree with 5- to 7-lobed leaves irregularly margined with creamy-white and often tinged pink. Occasionally has small red flowers in spring
Acer palmatum dissectum garnet
Japanese maple ‘Garnet’, Acer palmatum ‘Dissectum Garnet’, Acer palmatum ‘Garnet’ – ‘Garnet’ is a medium-sized deciduous shrub. Leaves with usually seven deeply dissected lobes, deep brownish-red throughout summer, slightly brighter in autumn. Small purplish flowers are followed by red fruits.
Acer palmatum seiryu
Japanese maple ‘Seiryu’, Acer palmatum dissectum seiryu – Medium-sized deciduous shrub of broadly columnar growth, with light green leaves, the lobes deeply incised; autumn colour orange, yellow and red. Flowers small, red.
Acer palmatum shindeshojo
Japanese maple ‘Shin-deshojo’ – compact, bushy shrub with lobed leaves that open red, becoming green speckled with white in summer, and turning reddish-orange in autumn.
Acer palmatum skeeters broom
Japanese maple ‘Skeeter’s Broom’ narrow, upright, deciduous shrub to 2m tall with five-lobed leaves that emerge bright red in spring, maturing to a deep purple-red in autumn before turning ruby-red in autumn.
Acer palmatum emerald lace
Emerald green leaves appear on the arching branches, creating a softly rounded crown, which turns dazzling shades of red and orange in autumn
Acer palmatum phoenix
compact, broad shrub or small tree to 5m tall with palmate leaves which emerge pink with yellow-green veins, gradually turning to yellow and then to shiny green before becoming orange, red and yellow in autumn.
Acer palmatum var dissectum
Japanese maple ‘Dissectum – low-growing, mound-forming shrub to around 2m tall and 2.5m wide. Its deeply-cut leaves emerge green in the spring before turning shades of yellow, orange and red in the autumn. Purplish-red spring flowers are followed in autumn by bright red winged fruits
Acer palmatum bonsai
Deep red Acer Palmatum
Acer palmatum deshojo
Japanese maple ‘Deshojo’ – upright, rounded, deciduous shrub or small tree to 2.5m high and wide. Slender-pointed, lobed leaves are brilliant red in spring before maturing to bright green and then turning shades of red and orange in autumn. Small reddish spring flowers may be followed by winged fruits in autumn.
Acer palmatum fireglow
Japanese maple ‘Fireglow’ – large, bushy, deciduous shrub ultimately reaching 4m in height. The leaves have 5-7 slender, pointed lobes, opening pinky-red in spring, developing to dark green heavily-flushed with dark red in summer, and turning purple-red in autumn. Small purple flowers are followed by red fruits
Acer palmatum trompenburg
Japanese maple ‘Trompenburg’ – Deep red-purple in spring, becoming greener in summer, and orange-red in autumn