Monday, September 13, 2010

Famous for its foliage and 20% off: Japanese Maple: Acer palmatum 'Trompenburg'

Acer palmatum 'Trompenburg' is a fast grower similar to the 'Bloodgood' variety, but with better color.

One grower, Maple Ridge Nurseries says, "The 3 things for which Trompenburg is most famous all have to do with the foliage. The first is the spring color which is a dark purple sometimes almost appearing brown or chocolate and holds a nice color well into even a hot summer. The second is the very sharp serrations to the lobes of the leaf. The third is the way the lobes curl at the ends, but this does not always appear until the tree somewhat matures. Trompenburg will tolerate full sun to partial shade. Fall color is a brilliant scarlet red."

Mature size: 15'to 20' tall and wide
Light: Full sun to partial shade
Cold hardy: Zone 5
Leaf color: Dark purple/chocolate in the spring, burgundy in summer and red in the fall.

We have two sizes in stock. The smaller trees stand 4' tall now - $55 plus 20% off, and the larger trees stand 6' tall (really nice specimens) - $220 plus 20% off!