Red Leaves Of A Japanese Maple

Japanese Maples

Whether you need a weeping tree to add low-profile interest or a vibrant up-right tree to add pizzazz to your landscaping, a Japanese Maple can provide what you need.

In Northeast Arkansas and the Bootheel of Missouri, Japanese Maples do well in areas of semi-shade. Although there are a few varieties that can tolrate the full-sun.

At Adams Nursery, we carry a variety of Japanese Maples suitable for a verity of situations.

Weeping Japanese Maple

Weeping Japanese Maples

Weeping Japanese Maples are usually deciduous tree/shrubs with a mounded form and a cascading habit. With there free flowing branches and vibrant red leaves, the weeping Japnanese maple can be used in a variety of settings.

The picture to the right shows a weeping Japanese Maple plant at the top of a water fall flowing into a goldfish pond.

Adams Nursery carries the following Weeping Japanese Maples (also known as laceleaf maples)varieties:

'Inabe Shidare' 

This weeping Japanese maple has the following characterisitics:

  • 6'-10' Height
  • 8'-15' Spread
  • Leaf color is deep purple in spring maturing to a purple-red with bright red leaves in fall
  • Upright mound form with cascading branches 

'Red Dragon'

This weeping Japanese maple has the following characterisitics:

  • 6'-8' Height
  • 6'-8' Spread
  • Leaf color is vibrant cherry red in spring foliage and rich crimson fall color. Burgundy red foliage
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Graceful well-branched weeping form makes it perfect for small gardens.
  • Very slow grower

'Tamukeyama'

This weeping Japanese maple has the following characterisitics:

  • 6'-8' Height
  • 8'-12' Height
  • Broad-rounded form with low-branching 
  • The purple red leaves are deeply cut and dissected and turn a brighter red in the fall.

'Crimson Queen'

This weeping Japanese maple has the following characterisitics:

  • 8' -10' Height
  • 10'-12' Spread 
  • Leaf color is red in spring maturing to a dark purplish red then turning crimson red in fall.  
  • Broad mounded form with extreme cascading branches     

'Garnet'

This weeping Japanese maple has the following characterisitics:

  • 6'-8' Height
  • 8' Spread
Upright Japanese Maple

Upright Red Japanese Maples

Upright red Japanese Maples have more of the traditional tree form shape with branches that go out and up rather than down.  As a focal plant, they can be used as a corner accent or in the center of a landscape bed.

At Adams Nursery, we carry two upright varities:

'Bloodgood'

  • 15'-20' Height
  • 15' Spread
  • Leaves are bright red in spring maturing into a deep rich red with purple undertones. Retains color during heat of summer and can be used in full sun.

'Emperor One'

  • 15'-20' Height
  • 12'-15' Spread
  • Dark Maroon leaves
Green Leaf Japanese Maple

Greenleaf Japanese Maples

Not all Japanese maples have red leaves. There are several varieties with green leaves.

Adams Nursery carries the following green leaf Japanese Maple:

'Oakame sakazuki'

'Viridis'

'Sango Kaku' (coral bark Japanese Maple)