Monday, June 22, 2009

Japanese Maple Foliage


Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum 'Trompenburg'
(AY-ser) (pahl-MAY-tum)

This is an interesting Japanese Maple. The partially rolled leaves really give it a unique appearance. I planted two of these several years ago in two different gardens. In one garden the tree was almost completely eaten by the deer and has been trying to come back. The other tree has turned into a very handsome specimen. It is about 9 feet tall and would be a lot wider if it had more room to grow.

This tree is named after The Trompenburg Arboretum in Rotterdam, Netherlands. It grows up to 20 feet tall with a wide spread. The purple/red leaf color is superb and holds up well throughout the summer. Fall color is a bright crimson and is worthy of note.

5 comments:

Greyscale Territory said...

How I adore Japanese maples! And this is a glorious deep wine colour!

Les said...

I like Trompenberg, and have found it to be a very sturdy cultivar (unless it is being plagued by deer).

Regina said...

Nice and lovely maple leaves.

fishing guy said...

DFP: Very pretty capture of the red leaves.

SandyCarlson said...

A Japanese tree named for an arboretum in the Netherlands..... A beauty, to be sure. The light is, as it always is in your pictures, magical.