Acer griseum

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
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Paperbark maple
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This slow-growing understory tree has highly ornamental, peeling orange-cinnamon bark. Its dark green, three-lobed leaves turn a brilliant orange-red in autumn.

Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium'

Photo/Illustration: 
Melissa Lucas
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Full-moon maple
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Full-moon maple has deeply lobed leaves, crimson autumn color, and plenty of small, reddish flowers in spring. It can be grown as a small tree or multi-stemmed

Acer palmatum 'Amber Ghost'

Acer palmatum 'Amber Ghost'
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'Amber Ghost' Japanese maple
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'Amber Ghost' offers unique color in the maples. In spring, it is first bright pink, changing to a melon, pink-orange color. In summer it is a warm soft amber

Acer palmatum 'Oshu Shidare'

Acer palmatum 'Oshu Shidare'
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'Oshu Shidare' Japanese maple
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This Japanese maple has long-lobed, deeply divided leaves that are cherry red in the spring, a perfect contrast to the pea green bark. In summer the foliage

Acer palmatum 'Wolff'

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Courtesy Michael Hayman
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Emperor I® Japanese maple
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I’ll never forget when, in the mid-1990s, I called up a renowned nurseryman in Pennsylvania with questions about a holly, and he shifted the conversation to a

Acer palmatum var. dissectum

Photo/Illustration: 
Steve Aitken
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Japanese maple
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This round, mound-forming, deciduous Japanese maple has many qualities that make it an excellent garden plant, including a sculptural form, deeply cut foliage

Acer palmatum ‘Olson’s Frosted Strawberry’

Acer Palmatum 'Olson's Frosted Strawberry'
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'Olson’s Frosted Strawberry' Japanese maple
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The foliage is bright strawberry red at first emergence, and slowly pink suffuses each leaf along the vein as the spring progresses. Graceful deeply divided

Acer platanoides

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
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Norway maple
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This vigorous maple has large, broadly ovate, dark green leaves that turn yellow or red in autumn. It is invasive in some areas.

Acer rubrum

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Courtesy of Bailey Nurseries
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Red maple
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This tree has lobed leaves that are green on top and gray-white beneath. It turns bright red in autumn. Its form can be round to open-headed.

Acer rubrum 'Red Sunset'

Photo/Illustration: 
Michael Dirr
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Red maple
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This is a rounded to open-crown deciduous tree up to 70 feet tall and 30 feet wide with early, brilliant red fall coloring.

Acer saccharum 'Caddo'

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Courtesy of Marcum's Nursery
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'Caddo' Florida maple
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The 'Caddo' maple typically reaches a mature height of 30 feet and spread of 25 feet, but may be taller. Its star-shaped leaves turn under slightly at the

Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum'

Photo/Illustration: 
Bill Johnson
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Golden Full Moon Maple
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If your shade garden needs a focal point, consider this small, rounded Japanese maple, with its lime-to-chartreuse-tinged golden leaves. In fall, its leaves

Acer shirasawanum 'Jordan'

Acer shirasawanum 'Jordan'
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'Jordan' full moon maple
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Leaves emerge a lovely pastel orange, changing to stunning bright yellow through the summer with red seeds that push up above the leaves. Introduced by

Acer shirasawanum 'Moonrise'

Acer shirasawanum 'Moonrise'
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Moonrise™ full moon maple
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This tree offers many reasons to get excited:bright red spring foliage, wonderful chartreuse summer color, a vigorous growth habit, and an increased sun

Acer triflorum

Photo/Illustration: 
Chris Curless
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Three-flower maple
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This broadly columnar to spreading tree has peeling brown bark, three-palmate mid-green leaves, and brilliant orange-red fall foliage. It grows up to 30 feet

Acer truncatum

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Shantung maple
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Compact and rounded, the Shantung maple reaches a mature height and spread of 25 feet by 30 feet. The leaves grow to 5 inches long and have five to seven lobes

Achillea millefolium

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
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Yarrow
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This rhizomic, mat-forming and aggressive perennial frows to 2 feet tall and wide with ferny, finely-textured, green foliage. Flowers are produced in flat

Achillea millefolium 'Apricot Delight'

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Courtest of Blooms of Bressingham
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'Apricot Delight' yarrow
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'Apricot Delight' has deep reddish apricot blooms that then mature to a pale salmon, and they harmonize well with other colors. 'Apricot

Achillea millefolium 'Moonshine'

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
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Yarrow
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This popular gray-leaved yarrow has 18-inch-tall yellow flower heads that last for several weeks in late summer.