Prized for its beauty, the Japanese maple is amazingly hearty and versatile and is one tree every dad should have in his landscape. There are hundreds of varieties of Japanese maples from the cascading dwarf or semi dwarf shrubs to the 30-foot version of this stately tree. With and endless assortment of leaf and color options, there’s truly a Japanese Maple for every taste and space. Check out some of our favorites and many more in stores... and many more and help make dad’s day ‘tree’mendous!
BIHOU: a small, upright deciduous tree with tiny yellow-green leaves. Fall color is yellow to orange. Bark on twigs and branches turns a vivid coral yellow with an orange overcast in winter. The Japanese name means 'beautiful mountain range.' Prefers sun/partial shade in well-drained soil. 7' tall x 3' wide in 10 years. Hardy to -10 degrees.
BLOODGOOD: A medium-growing, broad deciduous tree popular for its strong deep-red foliage which holds through summer. Fall color in vivid hues of crimson. Prefers sun/partial shade in well-drained soil. 12' tall x 8' wide in 10 years. Hardy to -20 degrees.
MIKAWA YATSUBUSA: this is a very small Japanese maple that only grows to 4’-6’ in height and 4’ in width after 10 years. The growth structure is multi-branched.
It bears leaves with long, narrow lobes which overlap similar leaves beneath, eventually forming a layered appearance like shingles on a roof. When the leaves first unfold in the spring they are a light yellow-green color. The thin-textured leaves become a medium green as they mature. The medium green leaf color turns golden-orange in the fall. The outer portion of the leaves have bright red tips.
CRIMSON QUEEN: low-branching, dwarf tree with delicate weeping effect. Foliage holds its beautiful crimson color throughout summer before dropping in fall. Well-suited for use as a small lawn tree or on patios and entryways.
EVER RED: dwarf variety with delicate weeping effect. Foliage holds beautiful deep red color throughout the summer before dropping leaves in late fall. Well-suited for use as a small lawn tree or for use on patios and entryways.
SHAINA: a slow-growing, compact, upright deciduous tree, originating as a mutation off of Acer p. 'Bloodgood'. In spring, small leaves emerge in bright red clumps which darken to deep-red in summer. Fall color is red to orange. Prefers sun/partial shade in well-drained soil. 3' tall x 2-3' wide in 10 years. Hardy to -10 degrees.