Acer palmatum C-D
Dense, upright growth with bright, orange-yellow foliage in spring, changing to yellow-green in summer and back to orange in the autumn. On the borderline between small and medium, the original plant in the USA is eight feet tall after nearly fifty years.
Chantilly Lace (dissectum)
Very lacy and finely dissected leaves are bright orange-red in the spring with a hint of pink in the colour. Gradually fading to greenish-red and eventually changing to a brilliant florescent crimson in the autumn.
Chishio hime (small)
One of a group of yatsubusa cultivars that includes Kiyohime, Komachi hime, Little Princess (or Mapi no machihime) and Murasaki kiyohime. All are interchangeable and almost identical save for minor differences in colour. Plants quickly form a dense, doughnut-shaped mound of light yellow-green to mid green leaves edged with orange-red to purple, darkening in summer and turning orange-red in autumn.
Chishio Improved (medium)
A vigorous, twiggy cultivar with brilliant crimson spring foliage gradually changing to pink and then green.
Chiyo hime (small) A dense, twiggy and low growing plant with red-tipped green leaves in spring. Autumn colour is yellow and orange.
Coonara Pygmy (small)
A green-leaved witch’s broom, very dense and compact. In full summer sun the leaves become heavily tinted with orange-pink that darkens in autumn, turning a luminous deep pink.
Coral Pink (small)
An extraordinarily attractive plant with coral-pink to salmon-pink leaves and light speckled pink centres. Summer sees a change to speckled green.
Crimson Carol (medium)
A red leaved cultivar with the lobes separated completely to the base. The double serrated lobes give the plant a feathery appearance.
Crimson Queen (dissectum)
An American cultivar that is an excellent all-round performer. Dark purple-red leaves fade slightly in late summer, changing to bright red in Autumn.
Demi Sec (dissectum)
One of a small group of cultivars that grow upright rather than cascading. Green leaves with orange-tinted margins on a plant that eventually forms a rounded, medium sized bush.
Brilliant red spring colour changes to mottled red/pink/green in summer and eventually to green. Autumn colour is red but not exceptionally so.
Deshojo nishiki (medium)
Bright red leaves hold their colour for several weeks in spring before gradually fading to a light reddish-green with red margins. At this point, the variegation becomes noticeable as cream markings overlaid with pinkish-red appear, occupying part or all of a lobe and by summer changing to yellowish-cream over green.
Diane Verkade (medium)
Very similar to cultivars such as Karasugawa and Orido nishiki with their bright pink variegation, the big difference is that this cultivar is drooping with long, pendulous branches that eventually produce a broad-crowned plant.
Dr. Baker (dissectum)
A vigorous, red leaved cultivar that holds it’s colour well and changes to scarlet in the autumn.
Dragon's Fire (dissectum)
Bright red leaves darkening in summer and changing to a mixture of red, orange and yellow in the autumn.
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