Oregon Sunset Maple
The Oregon Sunset Maple is a medium rounded tree, perfect for small spaces, with a mature height ranging from 6 to 10 feet by about 6 feet wide. This tree provides bright red in spring, followed by a deeper maroon and a brilliant sunset red again in the fall, gaining it the name Oregon Sunset. This is a broad, upright growing tree that will provide a splash of color to your landscape. The leaves are deeply divided with long slender lobes that give that appearance of a "relaxed hand". The Oregon Sunset Maple is also an ideal candidate for a container tree. Likes full to partial sun.
Japanese Maple Tree Varieties
Purple Ghost is a very dark red reticulated Acer palmatum. The deep, bright, purple-red leaves emerge in the spring which are then overlaid with black-red veins, gradually fading in the summer as the whole leaf darkens. If planted in full sun, Purple Ghost will have an even deeper maroon leaf color. Purple Ghost is a medium sized tree that will grow to 10 feet planted in the natural landscape. This is a good variety for sun and heat tolerance. Once established this cultivar is hardy to -20 degrees. Best suited for zones 5-9.