Japanese Maples and Conifers

Acer shirasawanum 'Shira Red'

 

This Bucholz and Bucholz introduction may possibly be a hybrid between Acer palmatum and Acer shirasawanum.  Although the color is more palmatum like this cool plant holds its seeds erect and the leaves just have a shirasawanum look to them. Spring color is bright red then hardens off to a dark maroon color. In summer the sturdy foliage fist turns bronze and in hotter climate eventually turns green. Fall color is fiery red. 

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