$54.99 – $132.99
Kaleidoscope is a new Japanese maple introduction by Mendocino Maples Nursery. Kaleioscope was found in 2007 growing as a variegated sport on a Seigen. New medium sized leaves emerge in the spring bright orangish red – not unlike Shindeshojo. They stay bright orange-red for several weeks and then will develop into a green leaf with speckles of red, orange, pink and white variegation. Not all leaves on Kaleidoscope show the variegation but many do. Some leaves are sickle-shape like found on Asahi Zuru or Oridono Nishiki. Many leaves have heavy variegation while some lack it entirely Kaleidoscope has Fall Color that is pleasing pastel yellow, oranges and reds. Small growing tree to about 6’ Grows hardy and seems to prefer morning sun and afternoon shade in hot climates. The Kaleidoscope mother plant is over 10 yrs. old and is only 5’ H by about 5’W. I suspect it will grow slightly larger than this over time but it will not be a large tree.