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Acer varieties

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I had some time spare in the Bournemouth area today so called into the Acer nursery to see what they had to offer. What an amazing place, lovely people and (most importantly) incredible range of beautiful Japanese Maple specimens.

Below are the varieties I selected. There are taller growing trees for the back of the border – the ‘Bloodgood’ will go down towards the fence as it will eventually (50 years or more) grow into a 20′ tree. The smaller trees will go nearer the path.

The photographs are stock photos of how the trees will look as they mature, this is how they are now:

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Acer palmatum ‘Inazuma’

Translation: ‘The Thunder’

Variety or Cultivar: ‘Inazuma’ is a mid-sized, deciduous tree or shrub with deeply divided leaves that are rich deep purple red in spring and early summer, turning dark green, then red-crimson in autumn with green veins.

Foliage: Reddish-purple in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Crimson in Autumn

Habit: Branching, Broadly columnar, Medium

Acer palmatum 'Inazuma' in Summer

 

Acer Palmatum ‘Beni Otake’

Translation: “Red bamboo”

Variety or Cultivar: ‘Beni Otake’ is an upright, spreading, round headed deciduous small tree or shrub with dark red bark and deeply divided, bamboo-like, red tinged leaves turning red in the autumn.

Flower: Red in Spring

Foliage: Flushed red in spring, Green in Summer; Red in Autumn

Habit: Medium, Spreading, Upright

 

Acer Palmatum ‘Bloodgood’

Variety or Cultivar: ‘Bloodgood’ _ ‘Bloodgood’ is a large shrub or small tree with dark red-purple leaves, turning crimson in autumn, and small purple flowers followed by red fruits.

Foliage: Purple, Red in Spring; Green, Bronze, Purple in Summer; Red in Autumn

Habit: Tall, Rounded, Compact

 

Acer Palmatum ‘Senkaki’

Other names: Coral bark maple,

Variety or Cultivar: ‘Sango-kaku’ has palm shaped orange-yellow leaves in spring, turning rich green in summer, turing yellow again in autumn. It has distinctive coral-red shoots and bark for all year interest.

Acer palmatum ‘Sango-kaku’ is: Deciduous

Foliage: Yellow, Orange in Spring; Green in Summer; Yellow in Autumn

Habit: Medium large, Rounded, Compact

 

Acer Palmatum ‘Shindeshojo’

Variety or Cultivar: ‘Shindeshojo’ is a large shrub or small tree forming thin branches with lobed leaves, bright red when young, white- and pink-speckled green in summer, and orange and red in autumn.

Foliage: Scarlet in Spring; Pink, Green in Summer; Red in Autumn

Habit: Small, Rounded, Compact

 

Acer Palmatum Dissectum ‘Virides’

Variety or Cultivar: ‘Virides’ are small, deciduous trees with very finely divided, bright-green leaves that turn yellow in autumn before dropping.

Acer palmatum var. dissectum ‘Dissectum Viride Group’ is: Deciduous

Foliage: Bright-green in Spring; Bright-green in Summer; Yellow in Autumn

Tree shape: Small with a spreading canopy

 

Acer Palmatum Dissectum ‘Baldsmith’

Variety or Cultivar: ‘Baldsmith’ is a small tree with bright orange-red, lacy spring foliage that becomes green in summer and then brilliant orange in autumn. The combination of young and mature leaves in summer creates an attractive mix of red, orange and green leaves.

Foliage: Orange-red in Spring; Bright-green in Summer; Orange in Autumn

Tree shape: Small with a spreading canopy