Japanese Maples and Conifers

Acer palmatum 'Skeeter's Broom'

 

Discovered by Ed "Skeeter" Rod in Pennsylvania this is a witches broom with the usual twiggy growth but a very vigorous upright habit.  The small attractive leaves emerge bright red in spring before turning dark red in summer. This plant holds it's color very well even in hot climates. It also seems to hold color well in fairly heavy shade. Fall color is a bright scarlet and rather late compared to other maples. 

10 Year Size: Height:  6-8 Feet  Width: 3-4 Feet