Japanese Maples and Conifers

Acer palmatum 'Baldsmith'

 

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In spring leaves emerge much more of a deep red than the burgundy color of most "red" Japanese Maples. Soon after, most of the leaf turns green leaving just the margins a very attractive red. The red and green of the bi color leaf at this stage makes the overall tree appear almost orange and gives it a very distinctive appearance. In some climates this look lasts well into the summer but in hotter climates where some afternoon shade would be greatly appreciated,  'Baldsmith' fades to green as summer takes hold. Fall color ranges from yellow to red to orange.

Height: 4-6 Feet Width 6-8 Feet in ten years