Colorful Maple Tree Choices

Maple trees come in a rainbow of colors and lots of sizes to enhance a patio or backyard setting.
From: DK Books - Grow Plants in Pots
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Garnet Acer Produces Spidery, Scarlet Leaves

Acer palmatum 'Garnet' can be grown at home as a bonsai in pots or as a bright accent in landscaping. To bring out the red orange color in the leaves, this maple tree variety will need some sun. The bright foliage will cascade down a wall or in along the side of a large container.

Filigree Acer Turns Yellow in Autumn

Acer palmatum 'Filigree' is a compact Japanese maple with rounded, mounding habit. The tree features cascading, drooping branches and seven lobed, finely-dissected, yellowish-green leaves that turn golden in autumn.

'Chitose-Yama' Acer

Acer palmatum 'Chitose-yama' has leaves divided almost all the way to the base. Coloring is a purple-red with late summer greens that end with crimson colors in the fall.

Sango Kaku Acer Pink Fall Leaves Turn Yellow

Acer Palmatum 'Sango Kaku' features bright coral-colored bark that can appear almost fluorescent. The leaf color is a striking light green that looks even more intense when set against the vibrant bark. The colors seem to brighten in the fall.

'Bloodgood' Acer Turns a Dramatic Shade of Scarlet

Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood' is a Japanese maple cultivar that features purplish-red flowers in spring, deep reddish-purple summer foliage, red samaras in late summer to early fall and classic crimson red fall color.

The Bronze Acer Brings Autumn Beauty

The bronze acer is an elegant, shrub-sized tree that is one of the best-known and most-sought-after ornamental plants, rightly prized for its architectural shape, delicate cut foliage and fiery autumn leaves.

'Nicholsonii' Japanese Maple

'Nicholsonii' is an olive-green to olive-brown leafed Japanese maple tree that grows almost as wide as it is tall with heavy horizontal branches. It produces brilliant fall colors with yellow to crimson tones.

'Katsura' Acer Produces Red-Edged Leaves

Acer 'Katsura' is a dense, compact Japanese maple known and loved for its dazzling spring foliage. Small, palmate, 5-lobed leaves emerge chartreuse with orange tinted margins that mature to brilliant green and finally turn orange in fall.

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