How to Grow Japanese Maples. Japanese Maples have a reputation for being difficult to grow, but while they have needs that need to be attended to for best growth and color, they are a tough and adaptable plant. Here are steps on how to grow Japanese Maples, and our top favorite varieties!

How to Grow Japanese Maples

How to Grow Japanese Maples. Japanese Maples have a reputation for being difficult to grow, but while they have needs that need to be attended to for best growth and color, they are a tough and adaptable plant. Here are steps on how to grow Japanese Maples, and our top favorite varieties!

Japanese Maple 'Dissectum Garnet' The beautiful, dark red leaved Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Garnet Dissectum') shrub is very striking in any garden. Distinctive for its magnificent, slender, dark red leaves. The fabulous colourful foliage of this hardy ornamental shrub looks wonderful on the patio or decking. As it grows fairly slowly it is very suitable for small gardens and can even be planted in a spacious pot or tub. Good resistance to the cold. Height supplied 30-40 cm.

Japanese Maple 'Dissectum Garnet' The beautiful, dark red leaved Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Garnet Dissectum') shrub is very striking in any garden. Distinctive for its magnificent, slender, dark red leaves. The fabulous colourful foliage of this hardy ornamental shrub looks wonderful on the patio or decking. As it grows fairly slowly it is very suitable for small gardens and can even be planted in a spacious pot or tub. Good resistance to the cold. Height supplied 30-40 cm.

Coral Bark Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum "Sango Kaku").  Check out our article on this great tree at http://gardendesignforliving.com/?p=877

Coral Bark Japanese Maple

Coral Bark Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum "Sango Kaku"). Check out our article on this great tree at http://gardendesignforliving.com/?p=877

Acer palmatum ' Shindeshojo ' Spring Red Japanese Maple FINE GARDENING STATES THIS TREE HAS BEST SPRING COLOR

Acer palmatum ' Shindeshojo ' Spring Red Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum ' Shindeshojo ' Spring Red Japanese Maple FINE GARDENING STATES THIS TREE HAS BEST SPRING COLOR

'Sun Power' hosta with dwarf fleeceflower (Persicaria affine), Japanese maple (Acer palmatum), 'Gerald Darby' iris (Iris x robusta), blueleaf rose (Rosa glauca), 'Royal Purple' smokebush (Cotinus coggygria), 'Isla Gold' tansy (Tanacetum vulgare), and 'Beni-kaze' Hakone grass (Hakonechloa macra) at Hayefield

'Sun Power' hosta with dwarf fleeceflower (Persicaria affine), Japanese maple (Acer palmatum), 'Gerald Darby' iris (Iris x robusta), blueleaf rose (Rosa glauca), 'Royal Purple' smokebush (Cotinus coggygria), 'Isla Gold' tansy (Tanacetum vulgare), and 'Beni-kaze' Hakone grass (Hakonechloa macra) at Hayefield

Acer palmatum Alpenweiss    Full sun-Part shade  * Zones 5-8  * 10' tall  x 4' wide in 10 years  A dwarf Japanese maple!  Spring foliage is a unique variegation of white, pink, and green!

Acer palmatum Alpenweiss Full sun-Part shade * Zones 5-8 * 10' tall x 4' wide in 10 years A dwarf Japanese maple! Spring foliage is a unique variegation of white, pink, and green!

Going to take a chance on being able to create a zone 5 micro-climate for a Japanese maple, Acer palmatum Atropurpurea

Going to take a chance on being able to create a zone 5 micro-climate for a Japanese maple, Acer palmatum Atropurpurea

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