Zones: 5 to 9
Light: Part Shade
Bloom Time: Foliage Only
Height: 6′ to 25′ (depending on the variety)
Spread: 6′ to 25′
Japanese Maples (Acer palmatum) are dwarf trees that create outstanding focal points in the shady border under trees.
Depending on the variety they may be weeping or upright plants but in all cases they will definitely be the star of your yard or border.
I love the varieties that have lace leaves with different colors. Who needs flowers when the plants are so pretty themselves?
Most Japanese Maples are fairly slow growing and do best in part shade.