Acer palmatum. The Japanese Maple. A favorite ornamental among homeowners across the globe. Everywhere you go, it seems that someone in every neighborhood has one of these iconic ornamentals. Native to Japan, China, Korea, and southeastern Russia, these trees are a small to medium maturing tree reaching 20 to 30 feet. It is a forest understory tree in its native environment, enjoying shady sites, but can also tolerate full sun as well. Keep the site well drained but make sure this tree has enough water during dry periods since it is relatively drought intolerant at a young age. Mature trees have a beautiful structure, having multiple trunks that terminate into a dome shaped canopy. This species also has thousands of different cultivars due to the Japanese cultivating and breeding it for centuries. It was introduced to the western world in 1820 in England. It is a highly valued tree in lawns in my area. Having plenty of value in the landscape but also sentimental value to homeowners who plant them. The last picture is of the biggest Japanese maple that I have found in Raleigh. A true testament to what proper tree care, patience, and a little bit of luck can do for a tree. .
PLANT OF THE WEEK
Acer palmatum - Japanese Maples
We have some beautiful maples on display in the nursery right now.
Two new varieties that arrived this week are Dissectum Orangeola and Dissectum Stella Rossa.
Both of these maples have a weeping habit and will get to approximately 2m in height; making them the ideal feature tree for your garden. #japanesemaple#maple#acer#acerpalmatumdissectum#featuretrees @greenlandsmoruya @nishikinursery #buylocal2537