Acer palmatum 'Otome zakura'
Acer palmatum ‘Otome zakura’ is a member of the Corallinum group of Japanese maples and is one of our favorites. All of these Corallinum type Japanese maples leaf out very early in the spring, and when they do, ‘Otome zakura’ has some of the brightest red foliage you can imagine. This incredible red color typically holds through April. The colors then transition to orange and then eventually green by the end of May. Much like other Corallinum type Japanese maples and maybe more than the others, ‘Otome zakura’ will usually push new growth in the summer which resembles the bright red foliage of spring. This red new growth on top of the olive green foliage is extremely attractive. Fall color is then orange to red. ‘Otome zakura’ also grows with a very attractive, open form.
10 Year Size: Height: 8-10 feet Width: 4-6 feet
Got this amazing tree in 2020 and i couldn't be happier the way is turning out, love the way it transitions with the different colors through out the seasons. The picture is from 2020 the tree is now about 4ft and even better looking.