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
Mino yatsubusa Sun to part sun 4 ft Dwarf Green Green Orange/Red Ideal
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
Monroe Sun to part sun 8 ft Upright Green Green Yellow
Pacific Fire Sun to part sun 8 ft Upright Green Green Yellow
Sunny Sister Sun to part sun 6 ft Upright Apricot Yellow/Green Yellow Yes
Acer japonicum
Emmett's Pumpkin Sun to part sun 6 ft Upright Green/Orange Green Bright Orange
Green Cascade Sun to part sun 3 ft Weeping Green Green Yellow/Orange/Red Dissectum
Ogurayama Sun to part sun 10 ft Upright Green Green Orange/Red
Oregon Fern
Acer palmatum
Amber Ghost Part sun 10 ft Upright Amber Amber/Green Red/Orange Matsumurae
Ariadne Part sun 7 ft Upright Pink/Orange Orange/Green Orange Matsumurae
Asahi zuru Sun to part sun 8 ft Upright Green/Pink/White Green/Pink/White Orange/Yellow Palmate
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 Ghost Sun to part sun 6 ft Upright Peach/Green Green Orange/Red Palmate
Baby Lace Sun to part sun 2 ft Dwarf Orange/Red Orange/Red Orange/Red Dissectum Yes
Beni kumo no su Sun to part sun 3 ft Weeping Red Bronze/Red Bright Red Dissectum
Beni yubi gohon Sun to part sun 5 ft Upright Red Red Red/Orange Linearilobum 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
Boskoop Glory Sun to part sun 10 ft Upright Red Red Bright Red Palmate
Brocade Sun to part sun 2 ft Weeping Red Red Orange/Red Dissectum
Bronzewing Sun to part sun 4 ft Weeping Bronze/Pink Bronze Orange/Yellow Dissectum
Dr. Brown Sun to part sun 3 ft Weeping Bronze/Red Green Yellow/Orange Dissectum
Dragon Tears
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
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
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
First Ghost Part sun 7 ft Upright White/Cream/Green Green/Cream Yellow/Orange Matsumurae
Geisha Part sun 3 ft Dwarf Red/Pink/Cream Green/Red Bright Red Palmate Yes
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 River Sun to part sun 3 ft Weeping Green Green Yellow 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
Heartbeat Sun to part sun 3 ft Weeping Green/Red Green/Red Bright Red Dissectum
Helena Sun to part sun 4 ft Dwarf Pink/Orange Green Orange/Red Palmate Ideal
Hime shojo Sun to part sun 3 ft Dwarf Red Red Bright Red Palmate Ideal
Hino tori nishiki Sun to part sun 5 ft Upright Peach Green Orange/Red Palmate Yes
Hiryu Sun to part sun 6 ft Upright Bright Green Green Orange/Red Palmate yes
Hitode Sun to part sun 8 ft Upright Green Green Yellow/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
Hupp's Dwarf Sun to part sun 2 ft Dwarf Green/Rose Green/Rose Orange Palmate Ideal
Iijima Sunago Sun to part sun 8 ft Upright Chocolate/Brown Bronze/Red Yellow/Orange Amoenum
Ilarian Sun to part sun 8 ft Upright Green/White/PInk Green/White/PInk Orange Palmate Yes
Inaba shidare Sun to part sun 4 ft Weeping Red Red Bright Red Dissectum
Itame nishiki Sun to part sun 6 ft Upright Green/Yellow Green/Yellow Yellow Palmate
Itami Nibluki Sun to part sun 5 ft Upright Rose/Red Green/Red Orange/Yellow Palmate Yes
Japanese Princess Sun to part sun 2 ft Dwarf Red/Pink Red/Pink Orange/Red Palmate Yes
Japanese Sunrise Sun to part sun 8 ft Upright Green Green Yellow Palmate Yes
Jeddeloh Orange Sun to part sun 4 ft Weeping Orange/Green Green Orange Dissectum
Jiro Shidare Sun to part sun 3 ft Weeping Green Green Orange/Red Palmate
Johnnies Pink Sun to part sun 8 ft Upright Pink Green Orange/Red Palmate
Kagiri nishiki Sun to part sun 8 ft Upright Green/Pink/White Green/White Orange/Red Palmate yes
Kamagata Sun to part sun 4 ft Dwarf Red/Green Green Orange/Yellow Palmate Ideal
Kasen nishiki Sun to part sun 6-8 ft Upright Green/White/Pink Green/White/Pink Palmate Yes
Kassagi yama Sun to part sun 5 ft Upright Red Red Orange/Red Matsumurae
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 ideal
Kurenai jishi Sun to part sun 3 ft Dwarf Brown/Red Brown/Red Yellow/Red Palmate Ideal
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 Fingers Sun to part sun 6 ft Upright Red Red Orange/Red Linearilobum Yes
Little Princess Sun to part sun 4 ft Dwarf Green/Red Green Orange/Red Palmate Ideal
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
Mikawa nishiki Sun to part sun 5 ft Upright Green/Rose/White Green/White Orange/Red Palmate
Mikazuki Sun to part sun 8 ft Upright Pink Pink/Green Orange Matsumurae
Mimaye Sun to part sun 4 ft Dwarf Yellow/Green Green Orange/Yellow Palmate Yes
Murakumo Part sun 8 ft Upright Green Green Matsumurae
Olsen's Frosted Strawberry Part sun 6 ft Upright Pink/Red Bronze/Red Orange/Yellow Matsumurae
Orangeola Sun to part sun 4 ft Weeping Orange/Red Orange/Green Orange/Red Dissectum
Ori zuru Sun to part sun 6-8 ft Upright Green/Pink/White Green/Pink/White Yellow/Orange Palmate Yes
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
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 Cloud Sun to part sun 8 ft Upright Red Red Orange/Red Linearalobum
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
Ryoku ryu Sun to part sun 5 ft Dwarf Green/Rose Green Orange/Red Palmate Yes
Ryusen Sun to part sun 3 ft Weeping Green Green Orange/Yellow Palmate
Ryuzu Sun to part sun 5 ft Dwarf Green Green/Rose Orange/Red Palmate Ideal
Sagara Nishiki Sun to part sun 7 ft Upright Green/Yellow Green/Yellow 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
Sekimori Sun to part sun 3 ft Weeping Green Green Yellow Dissectum
Shaina Sun to part sun 3 ft Dwarf Red Red Orange/Red Palmate Ideal
Sharp's Pygmy Sun to part sun 3 ft Dwarf Green Green Orange/Red Palmate Ideal
Sherwood Flame Sun to part sun 8-10 ft Upright Red Red Bright Scarlet Matsumurae
Shidava Gold Sun to part sun 6 ft Upright Yellow Yellow/Green Yellow Palmate
Shin hikasa Part sun 3 ft Dwarf Peach/Pink White/Green Orange/Yellow Palmate Yes
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
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
Stella Rossa Sun to part sun 2 ft Weeping Red Red Orange/Red 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
Tamukeyama Sun to part sun 5 ft Weeping Red Red Bright Red Dissectum
Taro yama Sun to part sun 3 ft Dwarf Brown/Green Green Bright Red Palmate Yes
Twombly's Red Sentinel Sun to part sun 10 ft Upright Red Red Bright Red Palmate
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
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
Winter Flame Sun to part sun 6 ft Upright Green Green Yellow/Orange Palmate Yes
Yuri Hime Sun to part sun 3 ft Dwarf Green Green Orange/Yellow Palmate Ideal
Acer shirasawanum
Aureum Sun to part sun 6 ft Upright Yellow Yellow/Green Yellow/Orange Yes
Gloria Sun to part sun 5 ft Upright Red Red Bright Red
Green Snowflake Sun to part sun 2 ft Weeping Green Green Orange/Yellow Dissectum
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
Mirte Sun to part sun 10 ft Upright Bronze/Red Bronze Orange Matsumurae
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




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