At Glebe Cottage, the leaves of our beautiful Acer palmatum
'Osakazuki' are on fire.
Our tree, a variety called Acer palmatum
'Osakazuki', stands at the side of steep steps that lead up to the top terrace by the house and it has turned to brilliant crimson.
The small-growing Acer palmatum
"Dissectum" are ideal, although larger trees such as "Bloodgood" or "Osakasuzi" also work well.
Japanese maples (Acer palmatum
) are very popular ornamental trees, much loved for their beautiful foliage that changes colour during the seasons.
atropurpureum is one of the best varieties, with its deeply cut red-purple leaves turning bright scarlet in October and November.
"Kotohime" is an eye-catching dwarf variety that will be perfectly happy in a pot.
Try Acer palmatum
"Sango-kaku" which has coral branches and leaves which turn yellow in autumn.
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] THE NURSERY THE SETUP THE STAFF FAVORITE BRINNON, WA Reputation built on Owner Ellie Sather Whitney Gardens & Nursery rhododendrons, azaleas, likes Acer palmatum
Q WHY do the new leaves on my Japanese maple (acer palmatum
var dissectum) always crinkle up, go brown and die?
The one that outshines the rest is Acer palmatum
| Caption to go in here please | Carol gets to work pruning dead branches from Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Pendulum', above, and leaves of the Acer palmatum
'Osakazuki', inset THIS might seem a strange time of year to be pruning but with some shrubs it is only now that dead wood and wayward stems are becoming evident.
Good container varieties include Acer palmatum