Japanese Maples and Conifers

Acer palmatum 'Jerre Schwartz'

 

Billy Schwartz owner of Green Mansions Nursery in Pennsylvania named this great small maple for his mother Jere. The interestingly sharp toothed and deeply divided small leaves emerge cherry red in early spring before quickly becoming darker and more maroon and then bronze before turning totally green for summer. New cheery colored growth in summer provides a cool contrast to the older green foliage. Found as a witches broom the center lobes of some leaves will show the characteristic shortened middle lobe. Fall color is deep red and usually quite nice for a dwarf. 

10 year size: Height: 4-5 Feet   Width: 3-4 Feet