Roger's Tree Pick: Japanese maple


Last updated 5/15/2008 at Noon

The Japanese maple sprouts bright green leaves in the spring.

When you talk about maples, you’re talking about a large family of trees with many types within the Acer clan. This month we shall look at Acer palmatum (pronounced “Ay-ser pal-MAY-tum”), which are native to Japan and Korea.

This species of tree can range from midsize shade trees to dainty, elegant little trees. They are slow growing to 20 feet in time and are a wonderful under story tree planted beneath larger taller specimens.

Acer palmatum are the most airy and delicate of all the maples and have a great number of wonderful features to behold throughout the year.

The common Japa...

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