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Plants We Love: Japanese Maple

This small tree attracts attention year-round.

Plant name: Japanese Maple

Botanical name:
Acer palmatum ‘Atropurpureum’

Suggested by:
Bob Buzzo, Lawyer Nursery

Versatile small tree with year-round interest.

Classic maple leaf. Leaf color is one of its strong attractions. Ranges from red to burgundy.

Small tree to 20 feet, sometimes larger.

Early spring, for bright red new leaves and flowers; fall for fiery red foliage. Leaves are burgundy through summer; bare silhouette is interesting in winter.


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