Japanese Maples are known for their finely cut, colorful foliage and slow-growing nature. These easy-to-grow,
trees with their refined growth habit are an asset to any home landscape. These plants are best in a sunny
or lightly shaded location with well-drained soil. Growing these trees in a location with bright sun leads to
more intense fall color and they shine!

Upright Japanese Maples

Upright growing Japanese Maples make excellent specimen or lawn trees with their bold colors. They can be
used as an overstory plant for gardens, flower beds and patios, in groupings to create a woodsy grove, or as a
background edge for a landscape planting. These trees have beautiful branch structure that gives them
interest even in the winter. Holly Days Nursery carries a dozen different upright varieties.

Japanese Maple Varieties & Selection
Bloodgood Japanese Maples

‘Bloodgood’ is the classic, award-winning Japanese Maple with its bright red new foliage maturing to deep
burgundy then turning a bright crimson in the fall. Grows up to 15-20’

Emperor Japanese Maples

Emperor’, developed in Media, PA, has deep burgundy-red foliage turning to a beautiful dark crimson in fall.
It holds its color in some shade. Grows up to 13-15’

Fireglow Japanese Maples

‘Fireglow’ has bright red new growth changing to maroon then fiery red in autumn. Height up to 10-12’
‘Pixie’ is a dwarf form of Bloodgood with deep wine-red foliage that turns fire engine red in fall with dark red
to black bark. Height to 8-10’

Pung kil Japanese Maples

‘Pung kil’ has thin, darkest red leaves that flow in a breeze on purple stems. In fall it turns bright orange to
crimson. Height to 12-15’

Sango Kaku Japanese Maples

‘Sango Kaku’ often called Coral Bark Japanese Maple has outstanding bright red bark that intensifies in cooler
weather. Its lush green leaves have a red edge in the spring and turn golden yellow with hints of apricot and
red in the fall. Height up to 20’

Laceleaf Japanese Maples

‘Laceleaf’ stay smaller than their upright counterparts. They are outstanding as specimen
plants, accent plants in lawns, or companion plants in a mixed border. These graceful maples are particularly
showy beside a pond, water feature or cascading over the top of a wall. The characteristic twisting branches
are a site to behold in the cold months of the year. The varieties below will slowly grow into beautiful,
cascading mounds up to 6-8’ tall.

Crimson Queen Japanese Maples

‘Crimson Queen’ has deep crimson red foliage that persists until the fall when it turns bright scarlet. This
award winner originated in the U.S.A. and is a favorite.

Garnet Japanese Maples

‘Garnet’, another award winner, has rich red-orange young foliage like the gemstone garnet, that turn vivid
red in the fall.

Orangeola Japanese Maples

‘Orangeola’ is noted for its bright orange-red new foliage in spring that manages to keep an orange flush as
the leaves turn a rich red green through the summer. This award winner has a second flush of orange new
growth that arrives in mid-summer creating a two-tone effect before turning fiery orange red in autumn.

Red Dragon Japanese Maples

‘Red Dragon’ has young leaves of bright scarlet maturing to burgundy red that hold their color even in some
shade. It turns an outstanding cherry red in fall. This is one of the smaller varieties that we carry.

Tamukeyama Japanese Maples

‘Tamukeyama’ is a Penna. Horticulture Society Gold Medal Plant Award winner. The new foliage is a deep
crimson red that quickly changes to very dark purple red holding well throughout the season before turning
bright scarlet in autumn. The young twigs are deep, maroon red. Furthermore, this has become a popular landscaping addition.

Viridis Japanese Maples

‘Viridis’ has bright green foliage that can take some shade. In the fall, delightful gold colors dominate with
orange and crimson highlights.

Buying a Japanese Maple for your property

Our garden center experts are always happy to help you choose the right variety for your outdoor space. Our team has the expertise and knowledge with a variety factors in your decision. Taking into account weather / natural elements, soil conditions, and sun exposure are important for understanding the best place for your new Japanese Maple. If you have any questions, we can always help! We look forward to seeing you soon.

For more online information about growing and caring for Japanese Maples go to this link.