Japanese Maple Reference Chart

Some things to keep in mind when using this chart:
Exposure is variable depending on zone. Japanese maples often require more shade when grown in hotter climates.
Mature size is variable depending on climate and growing conditions.
Fall color will often vary depending on weather conditions leading up to the Fall season.
All Japanese maples can be used for container or bonsai. However, some varieties are much better suited then others.

Leaf Types:
1. Amoenum-Leaves divided up to two-thirds to the leaf base.
2. Palmate-Leaves divided two-thirds to three-fourths to the leaf base.
3. Matsumurae-Leaves divided more than three-fourths to the leaf base.
4. Dissectum-Leaves deeply dissected (laceleaf)
5. Linearilobum-Leaf lobes narrow and straplike.

Variety Exposure 10 Yr Height Growth Habbit Spring color Summer color Fall color Leaf type Bonsai
Acer buergerianum
Acer campestre
Carnival Sun to part sun 5 ft Dwarf Green/White Green/White Yellow yes
Acer circinatum
Burgundy Jewel Sun to part sun 6 ft Upright Purple/Red Purple/Red Orange/Red
Sunglow Sun to part sun 5 ft Upright Apricot/Yellow Yellow Orange/Red
Acer japonicum
Aconitifolium Sun to part sun 8 ft Upright Green Green Orange/Red
Emmitt's Pumpkin Sun to part sun 6 ft Upright Green/Orange Green Bright Orange
Fairy Lights Sun to part sun 5 ft Dwarf Green Green Yellow/Orange/Red
Ogurayama Sun to part sun 10 ft Upright Green Green Orange/Red
Oregon Fern
Acer palmatum
Akane Part sun 6 ft Upright Apricot/Yellow Yellow/Green Orange Palmate Yes
Akita Yatsubusa Sun to part sun 2.5 Dwarf Green Green Red Palmate Ideal
Amagi shigure Sun to part sun 6 ft Upright Red Red Orange Matsumurae
Ariadne Part sun 7 ft Upright Pink/Orange Orange/Green Orange Matsumurae
Autumn Fire Sun to part sun 4 ft Weeping Green/Rose Green Bright Red Dissectum
Autumn Glow Sun to part sun 7 ft Upright Green/Orange Green/Orange Orange Amoenum
Baby Lace Sun to part sun 2 ft Dwarf Orange/Red Orange/Red Orange/Red Dissectum Yes
Beni Hagoromo Sun to part sun 7 ft Dwarf Red Bronze/Red Yellow/Orange Palmate
Beni sazanami Sun to part sun 10 ft Upright Red Red Matsumurae
Beni shi en Sun to part sun 8 ft Upright Red Red/Green Orange Palmate
Beni shichihenge Part sun 6 ft Upright Green/Pink/White Green/Pink/White Red/Orange Palmate Yes
Berrima Bridge Sun to part sun 4 ft Weeping Orange/Bronze/Pink Orange/Bronze Red/Orange Dissectum
Bihou Sun to part sun 7 ft Upright Yellow/Green Green Orange/Yellow Palmate Yes
Bonfire Sun to part sun 5 ft Dwarf Pink/Orange Green Bright Red Palmate Ideal
Brandt's Dwarf Sun to part sun 4 ft Dwarf Red Red/Green Bright Red Palmate yes
Bronzewing Sun to part sun 4 ft Weeping Bronze/Pink Bronze Orange/Yellow Dissectum
Calico Sun to part sun 8 ft Upright Apricot/Yellow Yellow/Green Yellow/Orange/Red Palmate Yes
Chantilly Lace Sun to part sun 4 ft Weeping Orange/Red Green Coral Red Dissectum
Chiri hime Sun to part sun 3 ft Dwarf Green Green Orange/Red Palmate Ideal
Chuguji Sun to part sun Upright Green/Red Green/Red Palmate
Crimson Carole Sun to part sun 10 ft Upright Red/Orange Red Bright Red Matsumurae
Crimson Princess Sun to part sun 3 ft Weeping Red Bronze/Red Bright Red Dissectum
Crimson Queen Sun to part sun 5 ft Weeping Red Red Bright Red Dissectum
Dr. Brown Sun to part sun 3 ft Weeping Bronze/Red Green Yellow/Orange Dissectum
Dragon's Fire Sun to part sun 3 ft Weeping Bronze/Red Bronze/Red Yellow/Orange Dissectum
Duncan & Davies Sun to part sun 6 ft Upright Green Green Yellow/Orange/Red Amoenum
Elegans Sun to part sun 7 ft Upright Peach Green Orange/Red Matsumurae
Elizabeth Sun to part sun 5 ft Dwarf Red Red Bright Red Palmate Yes
Emerald Lace Sun to part sun 5 ft Weeping Green Green Orange Dissectum
Emma Sun to part sun 3 ft Weeping Orange/Pink Bronze Orange/Red Dissectum
English Town Sun to part sun 3 ft Upright Red Red Bright Red Palmate Yes
Enkan Sun to part sun 6 ft Upright Red Red Orange/Red Lineralobum yes
Fairy Hair Sun to part sun 3 ft Dwarf Green Green Orange/Red Linearilobum Yes
Fascination Sun to part sun 10 ft Upright Yellow/Orange Green Orange/Red Matsumurae
Filigree Sun to part sun 3 ft Weeping Yellow/Green Green Yellow/Orange Dissectum
Fireball Sun to part sun 4 ft Dwarf Red Red Bright Red Palmate Yes
Fireglow Sun to part sun 10 ft Upright Red Red Bright Red Amoenum
Garnet Sun 6 ft Weeping Red Red Bright Red Dissectum
Geisha Gone Wild Sun to part sun 6 ft Upright Red/Pink/Green Red/Pink/Green Orange/Red Palmate Yes
Ginja Sun to part sun 8 ft Upright Green/Bright Green Green/Bright Green Yellow/Orange Palmate
Green Japanese Maple
Green Mist Sun to part sun 3 ft Weeping Green Green Orange/Red Dissectum
Green Tea Sun to part sun 10 ft Upright Green Green Orange Amoenum
Hana Matoi Sun to part sun 3 ft Weeping Red/Pink/White Red/Pink/White Orange/Yellow Dissectum
Hime shojo Sun to part sun 3 ft Dwarf Red Red Bright Red Palmate Ideal
Hiryu Sun to part sun 6 ft Upright Bright Green Green Orange/Red Palmate yes
Hogyoku Sun to part sun 8 ft Upright Green Green Orange Amoenum
Hoshi kuzu Sun to part sun 6 ft Upright Green/Yellow Green/Yellow Bright Red Palmate
Hubb's Red Willow Sun to part sun 8 ft Upright Red Red Bright Red Linearilobum
Iijima Sunago Sun to part sun 8 ft Upright Chocolate/Brown Bronze/Red Yellow/Orange Amoenum
Inaba shidare Sun to part sun 4 ft Weeping Red Red Bright Red Dissectum
Jerre Schwartz Sun to part sun 4 ft Dwarf Red Red/Green Bright Red Matsumurae Yes
Jiro Shidare Sun to part sun 3 ft Weeping Green Green Orange/Red Palmate
Julia Sun to part sun 6 ft Upright Green Green Yellow/Orange Matsumurae
Kagiri nishiki Sun to part sun 8 ft Upright Green/Pink/White Green/White Orange/Red Palmate yes
Kara ori nishiki Sun to part sun 6 ft Upright Bronze/Red Green Orange/Red Palmate
Kassagi yama Sun to part sun 5 ft Upright Red Red Orange/Red Matsumurae
Kawahara Rose Sun to part sun 6 ft Upright Coral/Pink Green/Rose Yellow/Orange Palmate
Kinky Krinkle Sun to part sun 8 ft Upright Green Green Yellow/Orange/Red Palmate
Ko chidori Sun to part sun 4 ft Dwarf Green/Red Green Orange/Red Palmate yes
Koto no ito Sun to part sun 6 ft Upright Yellow/Green Green Yellow Linearilobum Yes
Koyamadani nishiki Sun to part sun 6 ft Upright Green/Red Green Yellow Palmate
Koyasan Sun to part sun 4 ft Upright Rose/Green Green Yellow Palmate Yes
Lemon Chiffon Sun to part sun 3 ft Weeping Yellow Green Orange Dissectum
Lemon Lime Lace Sun to part sun 3 ft Weeping Green Green Yellow Dissectum
Lima Gold Sun to part sun 3 ft Dwarf Yellow/Green Yellow/Green Yellow Palmate Ideal
Lionheart Sun to part sun 3 ft Weeping Red Red Bright Red Dissectum
Little Sango Sun to part sun 5 ft Dwarf Green Green Yellow/Orange Palmate Ideal
Manyo no sato Sun to part sun 6 ft Upright Yellow/Green Yellow/Green Orange/Red Palmate
Marjan Sun to part sun 8 ft Upright Red Red Bright Red Amoenum
Masu murasaki Sun to part sun 10 t Upright Red Red Bright Red Palmate
Mikawa yatsubusa Sun to part sun 3 ft Dwarf Green Green Orange Palmate Yes
Mikazuki Sun to part sun 8 ft Upright Pink Pink/Green Orange Matsumurae
Murakumo Part sun 8 ft Upright Green Green Matsumurae
Nancy Ann Sun to part sun 3 ft Weeping Pink/Orange Copper Orange/Yellow Dissectum
Octopus Sun to part sun 4 ft Weeping Red Red Bright Red Dissectum
Olsen's Frosted Strawberry Part sun 6 ft Upright Pink/Red Bronze/Red Orange/Yellow Matsumurae
Ori zuru Sun to part sun 6 ft Upright Green/Pink/White Green/Pink/White Yellow/Orange Palmate Yes
Orion Sun to part sun 5 ft Upright Bronze/Rose Bronze Matsumurae
Osakazuki Sun to part sun 10 ft Upright Green Green Bright Red Amoenum
Otto's Dissectum Sun to part sun 3 ft Weeping Orange/Green Orange/Green Orange/Red Dissectum
Peaches & Cream Part sun 8 ft Upright Cream/Rose Green/Rose Yellow Matsumurae
Peve Dave Sun to part sun 8 ft Upright Red Red Orange/Red Linearilobum
Peve Multicolor Sun to part sun 5 ft Upright Green/White/PInk Green/White/PInk Yellow/Orange Matsumurae
Pink Filigree Sun to part sun 3 ft Weeping Pink/Red Pink/Red Orange/Red Dissectum
Pink Lace Sun to part sun 3 ft Weeping Green Green Yellow Dissectum
Pixie Sun to part sun 8 ft Upright Pink/Red Red Bright Red Palmate
Pung Kil Sun to part sun 7 ft Upright Red Red Bright Red Linearilobum
Purple Ghost Sun to part sun 8 ft Upright Red Red Orange/Red Matsumurae
Rainbow Part sun 8 ft Upright Pink/Red Pink/Red Bright Red Matsumurae
Red Blush Sun to part sun 7 ft Upright Red Bronze/Red Red/Orange Matsumurae
Red Dragon Sun to part sun 4 ft Weeping Red Red Bright Red Dissectum
Red Falcon 6 ft Upright Red Bronze/Red Red/Orange Palmate
Red Feathers Sun to part sun 2 ft Weeping Red Red Bright Red Dissectum
Red Filigree Lace Sun to part sun 2 ft Weeping Red Red Bright Red Dissectum
Red Flash Sun to part sun 9 ft Upright Red Red Bright Red Palmate
Red Pygmy Sun to part sun 6 ft Upright Red Green/Red Orange Linearilobum yes
Red Spider Web Sun to part sun 2 ft Weeping Red Red Bright Red Dissectum
Rhode Island Red Sun to part sun 6 ft Upright Red Red Bright Red Palmate
Rite of Spring Sun to part sun 8 ft Upright Red Red Bright Red Matsumurae
Ruby Ridge Sun to part sun 6 ft Upright Dark Red Red Yellow/Red Matsumurae
Ruby Stars Sun to part sun 3 ft Dwarf Red/Pink Red Bright Red Palmate Ideal
Ruslyn in the Pink Sun to part sun 6 ft Upright Red/Pink Red Orange/Red Palmate
Ruth's Red Sun to part sun 10 ft Upright Red Red Bright Red
Ryusen Sun to part sun 3 ft Weeping Green Green Orange/Yellow Palmate
Saoshika Sun to part sun 8 ft Upright Green Green Yellow Amoenum
Seiryu Sun to part sun 10 ft Upright Green Green Orange Dissectum
Shaina Sun to part sun 3 ft Dwarf Red Red Orange/Red Palmate Ideal
Sharon Sun to part sun 8 ft Upright Red Red Bright Red Palmate
Shidava Gold Sun to part sun 6 ft Upright Yellow Yellow/Green Yellow Palmate
Shiraz Sun to part sun 6 ft Upright Red/Pink/Green Green/Red/Pink Bright Red Matsumurae
Shiro Sun 9 ft Upright Green White/Green Yellow/Orange Palmate
Shishigashira Sun to part sun 6 ft Dwarf Green Green Orange Palmate Ideal
Shishio hime Sun to part sun 2 ft Dwarf Green/Red Green Yellow Palmate Ideal
Shojo no mai Part sun 8 ft Upright Green/Pink/White Green/Pink/White Orange/Red Palmate Yes
Shu shidare Sun to part sun 3 ft Weeping Orange Green/Orange Orange/Red Dissectum
Sister Ghost Sun to part sun 6 ft Upright Yellow/White Yellow/Green Orange/Red Matsumurae
Skeeters Broom Sun to part sun 5 ft Dwarf Red Red Bright Red Palmate
Spring Delight Sun to part sun 3 ft Weeping Red/Green Green Orange Dissectum
Summer Gold Sun to part sun 6 ft Upright Yellow Yellow Yellow/Orange Palmate
Sunset Sun to part sun 5 ft Weeping Red/Green Red/Green Orange/Red Dissectum
Taimen nishiki Sun to part sun 6 ft Upright Red Red Bright Red Palmate
Tama Hime Sun to part sun 2 ft Dwarf Green/Rose Green Orange/Yellow Palmate Ideal
Taro yama Sun to part sun 3 ft Dwarf Brown/Green Green Bright Red Palmate Yes
Taylor
Toshi Sun to part sun 8 ft Upright Red Bronze/Red Orange/Red Matsumurae
Tsukasa Silhouette Sun to part sun 10 ft Upright Green Green Orange/Red Palmate
Twombly's Red Sentinel Sun to part sun 10 ft Upright Red Red Bright Red Palmate
Ukigumo Sun to part sun 6 ft Upright Green/White Green/White Orange/Yellow Palmate Yes
Van den Akker Sun to part sun 3 ft Weeping Orange/Red Orange/Red Yellow/Orange Dissectum
Villa Taranto Sun to part sun 6 ft Upright Red Bronze/Red Bright Red Linearilobum
Wakehurst Pink Sun to part sun 8 ft Upright Bronze/Pink Bronze/Green Red/Yellow Matsumurae
White Butterfly Part sun 7 ft Upright Green/Pink/White Green/White Yellow/Orange Palmate Ideal
Will's Devine Sun to part sun 8 ft Upright Green/Red Green Yellow/Orange Matsumurae
Acer shirasawanum
Aureum Sun to part sun 6 ft Upright Yellow Yellow/Green Yellow/Orange Yes
Autumn Moon Sun or part sun 6 ft Upright Peach/Yellow Yellow-Green Red/Orange
Garden Glory Sun to part sun 8 ft Upright Green Green Orange/Red
Gloria Sun to part sun 5 ft Upright Red Red Bright Red
Johin Sun to part sun 6 ft Upright Plum/Red Bronze/Red Orange/Red
Jordan Sun to part sun 8 ft Upright Yellow Yellow/Green Yellow/Orange
Kawaii Sun to part sun 2 ft Weeping Orange/Red Orange/Red Orange/Red Dissectum
Moonrise part sun 7 ft Upright Red/Peach/Yellow Yellow/Green Orange/Red
Mr. Sun Sun to part sun 7 ft Upright Yellow/Green Green Red/Yellow
Palmatifolium Sun to part sun 8 ft Upright Green Green Red/Yellow
Red Dawn Sun to part sun 8 ft Upright Red Bronze/Green Orange/Red
Shira Red Sun to part sun 8 ft Upright Red Bronze/Red Orange/Red
Yasemin Sun to part sun 10 ft Upright Red Bronze/Green Bright Red