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Japanese Maples in the PNW Landscape

May 28th, 2015

Japanese Maples have become very popular in our Pacific Northwest gardens and Landscapes- and for good reason!

With so many varieties now available to fit so many different situations- the number of options in size, shape, color and texture abound-  to the point that it is getting hard to imagine not including Japanese Maples in any modern planting plan.

Being the most airy and delicate of Maples in appearance - these focal point trees compliment almost any environment. But don't let the delicate appearance fool you- these trees have proven themselves over time to be very hardy and thrive wonderfully when properly planted and cared for.

When it comes to size- you can find everything from dwarf and Bonsai - to full size trees and everything in between.

Color! Japanese Maples come in truly amazing beautiful and effective colors- ranging from bright greens to reds and burgundy- even variegated- and the leaf textures are seemingly endless!

Here is a 'short' list of some proven Japanese Maple varieties - just scratching the surface of possibilities:

Acer palmatum 'Koto No Ito'

Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'

Acer palmatum dissectum 'Viridis'

Acer palmatum dissectum 'Red Dragon'

Acer palmatum dissectum 'Green Hornet'

Acer palmatum 'Shishigashira'

Acer palmatum 'Butterfly'

Acer palmatum 'Burgundy Lace'

Acer palmatum dissectum 'Seiryu'

Acer palmatum 'Sango Kaku'

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