Dwarf Japanese Maples - Great for Containers and Small Areas
Aratama is an Acer palmatum witches' broom (a plant derived from a proliferation of shoots growing close together) with bright red new growth that matures to a deeper purple-red. Aratama in Japanese translates to "uncut gem". If planted in the shade, leaves revert to bronze-green. A beautiful and strong growing dwarf that produces a compact plant in time, making it a great option for a potted plant. This tree will grow a maximum of 5 feet in 10 years. Takes full sun well.
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The Ariadne maple is a very nice reticulatum Acer palmatum cultivar with prominent green-veined leaves, giving it a unique look. Ariadne emerges in spring with pastel orange-pink colored leaves changing to a deeper purplish color in the summer. Fall color is a fiery orange-red. Ariadne is beautiful small maple that matures to 8-10 feet tall, and 8 feet wide. Sun/part shade in hot locations. Hardy to -10°F.
Japanese Maple Tree Varieties
Baldsmith is a very nice Acer palmatum lace leaf maple that shows off in the spring with bright orange to red new foliage which later becomes green with highlights of pink, orange and red throughout summer. Baldsmith is very showy and is certain to brighten up your landscape. Baldsmith is a nice alternative to the common red lace leafs. This tree is a strong grower which has similar habit to other lace leafs. Hardy to zone 5.