Acer palmatum E-F
Large green leaves are very lacy and dissected, more so than comparable forms. Turning yellow in the autumn, this cultivar tends to be very low growing, spreading wider than tall.
Emperor 1 (large)
Probably a better alternative to Bloodgood, this cultivar is faster growing, holds its colour for longer and usually comes into growth slightly later. The deep purple-red leaves are somewhat thin in texture and appear quite translucent when viewed against the sun.
A deep purple-red cultivar producing strong, upright growth and forming a dense column of colour; not unlike a fastigiate form of Hime shojo.
A slow-growing linearilobum form with dark wine-red leaves composed of narrow thread-like segments. The leaves retain their colour even in the hottest weather whilst growth is narrowly upright.
Fall's Fire (medium)
A compact, upright cultivar with green leaves and a spectacular autumn display of purple, red, orange and yellow.
Large, finely divided leaves are variously gold or yellow-orange in spring changing to light green in summer and glowing orange in the autumn. Striated bark is a bonus.
New growth is light yellow-green with orange-pink margins darkening in summer to bronze-green with purple red-margins. Summer growth is especially noticeable against a background of older darker leaves.
A cultivar with double-dissected, very lacy leaves. The new growth is a pale yellow-green entirely speckled with cream and pale gold. Autumn sees the leaves change to deep gold.
Filigree Rouge (dissectum)
Reddish-bronze leaves in spring change to dark bronze-green in summer. Autumn colours are a mixture of orange and yellow on a low-growing, spreading plant.
New growth on this vigorous, upright cultivar is bright pink-red changing to a deep red that is held throughout the summer without fading. A good alternative to Bloodgood where a more manageable plant is required.
Yellow-green leaves open with a distinctive yellow tint complemented by a rusty-red margin. A somewhat flat-growing and vigorous cultivar that changes to bright yellow and orange in Autumn.
Leaves are yellow-green with red-brown tips in the spring and the margins are similarly coloured on opening. The narrow lobes are irregularly toothed giving a somewhat ragged appearance and turn scarlet in the autumn.
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