Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The many shades of 'Shirazz' : 20% off: Japanese Maple: Acer palmatum 'Shirazz'

Our grower says about Acer palmatum 'Shirazz', "The striking feature of this cultivar is the ever changing colors from spring through summer to fall. Each tree seems to have its own particular variegation depending upon the amount and type of sunlight. Summer heat creates a dark maroon color for the new growth with existing leaves turning to various shades of green. Trees that are grown in more shade will display new growth with lavender highlights. Recommended sun exposure is in the morning with some shade protection in the hot afternoon sun."

The tree will display a weeping habit as it matures.

Mature size: 15'to 15' tall and wide
Light: Prefers morning sun.
Cold hardy: Zone 5
Leaf color: New foliage maroon, then various shades of variegation.

The ones we have in stock stand about 6 1/2' now. $150 plus 20% off!