Native to Japan, Korea and China, Japanese Maples (Acer palmatum) include a rich variety of deciduous shrubs or small trees with graceful habits, elegantly cut leaves and extraordinarily colorful foliage, particularly in fall when the leaves warm up to dazzling shades of golden-yellow, red-purple and bronze, before shedding to the ground.
Did you know that some varieties of Japanese Maples enjoy terrific spring colors too? Their lush, bright new leaves emerge with a variety of hues we usually expect in fall and create a spectacle of vibrant leaf color in the bleak landscape. If you are an unconditional lover of Japanese Maples, you may want to combine these spring cultivars with other varieties or species that possess stunning features to obtain a bold effect through multiple seasons.
Here is a list of Acers that will help you create wonderful spring scenes and let you enjoy the season in a fabulous new way.