I’ve wanted a Japanese Maple for a long time. I love their shape, their size, and the fact that their lacy foliage often turns a brilliant color in the fall.
An empty spot in a small bed beside our screened porch steps became the home to my new Japanese Maple, Acer palmatum ‘orangeola.’
I chose this variety because the leaves change color from spring to fall. The leaves emerge in spring with green and orange tones.
By May the leaves turn purple.
As summer progresses the leaves turn green with a purplish undertone.
In fall the leaves turn a brilliant orange.
When I purchased my plant, it was promised to stop traffic in the fall. It might take a few years until mine is big enough to stop traffic.
When mature the plant should fill this bed. I’ll remove the Boxwoods and Liriope when the time comes.
What do you think about Japanese Maples? Do you see a lot of them in your area?
I’m sharing with Amanda’s Weekend Bloggy Reading Party at Serenity Now.