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Rilas Red is a finely cut lace leaf which is similar to Red Filigree Lace. Rilas Red is fairly heat and sun tolerant…so it tends to hold it’s color well into the summer. The purple-crimson lace leaves darken in summer, and turn a very nice orange red in the fall. A very delicate and slow grower, this maple does best with morning sun and afternoon shade that is out of the wind placement. This maple can be difficult to grow (but well worth the effort!).
SKU: aprilas Categories: Japanese Maple Tree Varieties, Acer palmatum, Lace Leaf Japanese Maples - Weeping / Cascading, Red Leaf Japanese Maples
Acer palmatum – species
These Japanese maple trees are green leafed species maples. That is they are seedlings of the genus Acer palmatum. They are beautiful in their own way all slightly different from one another. They are often hardier than cultivars and make a great choice for the gardener that is looking for a Japanese maple for the first time. They are great for multiple plantings in the landscape or bonsai. Spring time color is light green with flecks of red from the leaf buds. As summer progresses the leaves turn a darker shade of green. Fall brings bright oranges and reds to the leaves. Very hardy. Under optimum conditions this tree can grow 30 feet high or more. Many of the trees we offer may have a small grafting scar from a failed grafting attempt. This scar will be gone in a year or two as the tree matures.
Japanese Maple Tree Varieties
Acer shirasawanum Autumn Moon has spring foliage which is an unusual pink orange color with an underlying shade of chartruese green. Autumn moon will color up nicely in full sun with a wonderful orange. Like the Full Moon Maple, Autumn moon is a very showy maple - it is one of our favorites. Autumn moon is more hardy and vigorous than the Full Moon Maple A. s. 'Aureum'. Fall color is a rich orange and red. This small tree seems to stand heat well. 12 feet in 10 years. Sun /part shade.
Dwarf Japanese Maples - Great for Containers and Small Areas
Acer circinatum Burgundy Jewel
Acer circinatum Burgundy Jewel is a wonderful small tree or shrub. The unique charateristic of this vine maple cultivar is that it has purple-red leaves which hold their color well throughout summer, especially in full sun. In fact, Burgundy Jewel holds its' color best when placed in full sun! Fall colors range from brilliant orange to scarlet red. Burgundy Jewel will grow to about 6' tall x 4' wide in 10 years. Hardy to -20 degrees. USDA zone 5.
Acer Species: Cultivars
Acer circinatum Bort’s Broom
Bort's Broom is a very showy green Acer circinatum broom that tolerates the sun real well. It prefers morning sun and afternoon shade, but can take some hot sun - as long as its not all day. In the sun Bort's Broom green leaves bronze out to a very attractive cherry red. Borts Broom is a dwarf maple that tend to grow in a bush fashion with branching mostly basal. Like all brooms, this arose as a sport or mutation on a wild circinatum. Growth is dense and rather fast when young. Graft bulge can be present in some plants. Borts broom will grow to about 4 feet.
Japanese Maple Tree Varieties
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A. japonicum Giant Moon
Giant moon is a new cultivar which we are still evaluating. Very large light green orbicular leaves emerge from this japonicum with tinges of pink. The leaves as they emerge are covered with a fine hair making them silvery in appearance. Growth appears to be similar to A.j. Aconitifolium in that it is open and layering. Sun /afternoon shade.