Aoyagi is an Acer palmatum with pea-green leaves, bark and stems that make this maple a spectacular specimen! In Japanese, aoyagi translates to "green coral". This cultivar is so similar to "Ukon" (no differences have been found) so you may see it under that name. The brilliant green bark pairs nicely in the landscape next to a coral bark variety. Fall colors bring golden yellows. A large, impressive tree with upright form, Aoyagi will reach 18-20 feet in height by 12 feet wide. Full sun, is great as long as it receives partial shade in the day. Best suited for zones 5-9.
Japanese Maple Tree Varieties
Bloodgood Japanese Maple
The Bloodgood maple is one of the most popular and widely available red Japanese maples, having been cultivated in the US since before the 1940's. This large-leaved upright tree is very hardy and reliable for it's deep black-red color which holds well throughout the summer. Bloodgood is a great Acer plamatum for the landscape with upright growth to 25 feet. Fall color is a deep crimson. Full sun, partial shade is preferred.