palmatum 'Beni shi en'
Harold Johnson of
introduced this wonderful variegated Japanese maple born of the south
gave it a Japanese name that translates to red smoke. The deeply
emerge more purple than anything else, but will have cream markings
the base of the leaf and extending along the margins of most of the
summer the purple of spring will change to olive green in more shade or
in more sun. In late summer new red growth will pop out all over the
color is usually orange or red. The really cool thing is that no two
will be shaped the same. This is the only significantly variegated
maple we grow that will tolerate full sun in the Southeast. Possibly
unique maple introduced in the last fifty years.