Saturday, March 23, 2013

Japanese Maple, Acer palmatum 'Higasayama'

The intricately patterned leaves of Japanese Maple, Acer palmatum 'Higasayama'

I first saw this beautiful Japanese maple tree, Acer palmatum 'Higasayama', in Chanticleer's Asian Woods garden last April. It is a small tree (15' x 12') with year-round interest for the garden.

Japanese maple tree, Acer palmatum 'Higasayama', with an underplanting of brunnera and hosta in the lush Asian Woods.
Japanese maple Acer palmatum 'Higasayama'

Acer palmatum 'Higasayama' has pink and white tinges to it's spring foliage and red in the autumn. 
It prefers moist, organically rich, slightly acidic, well-drained soils. It's name is said to have come from Mount Higasa in Japan.

Hardiness Zone: 5 to 9
Height: 15 to 20 feet
Spread: 12 to 15 feet
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13 comments:

  1. I absolutely adore the foliage on this beautiful tree - as always you take such lovely photos, it makes it easy to fall in love with plants!

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    1. Thanks Brenda! That means a lot coming from you!
      ~Julie

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  2. beautiful beautiful photos Julie! I love the vibrant green colors!:)

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  3. I love the brunnera poking up thru the leaves. The plantings underneath sure compliment the foliage on the tree!

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    1. Chanticleer's gardeners are masters at plant combinations! There is a lot to learn from all of their gardens. Brunnera are so perfect for spring!
      ~Julie

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  4. I have always wanted to grow J Maples but my winters are too rough for these beauties...I have lost so many in my trials.

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  5. Beautiful! I absolutely love Japanese Maples. Some of mine are beginning to leaf out. I've already had to protect a few with the recent frosts, extra work but so worth it. Stunning photo's.

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  6. Beautiful! Your photos of this garden are wonderful. I would love to visit one day.

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  7. I adore Japanese planting & gardens always give me a sense of peace and tranquillity.

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  8. I have killed a couple of these, but I am determined to try again. Am going to ask for one for Mother's day. And the brunnera is gorgeous. That plant is now going on my wish list, too!

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  9. Stunning! I've never seen one quite like it. Your photographs really show it of well.

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  10. Hello Julie, I particularly like your picture of the forget-me-not type flowers of the brunnera under the Japanese maple. Lovely memories of our visit to Chanticleer. P. x

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