Acer palmatum – Japanese Maple – Rounded headed, deciduous tree from China, Korea and Japan and grows 25’ feet tall and 30’ feet wide. It produces rounded. Shallowly to deeply 5 to 9 lobed, mid green leaves, 2-5” long, which turn orange to yellow or red in autumn. It bears tiny, purple-red flower, produced in small, pendent corymbs, are followed by red winged fruit in late summer
‘Viridis’ – Cutleaf Japanese Green Maple -A popular ornamental its mid green foliage forms a fine texture cascading rounded mound grows to 6-8’ feet tall. With great orange to red fall color. Grow in moist but well drained soil. Restrict pruning and training to young plants. Prefers full sun
Grows well in cooler temperature areas with adequate rainfall in fertile soil but well drained in sun or partial shade. For better fall color plant in acidic or neutral soil.