Radiant Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum Radiant™

Growzone: 6-9

 

Radiant Japanese Maple sport an unbelievable variegation which looks like each leaf has been dappled by hand by a master painter. The green shades become an undertone to its blushing pink tones and white flecking. As an added bonus even the bark of this tree is ornamental! Stripes of green and pink run the length of its trunk and add further depth of beauty to this already unrivaled tree.

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3 Gal. 4-5 Feet $139.95

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Forget everything you know about Japanese Maples as you look upon the outrageous color pattern of this new variety. Radiant Japanese Maple sport an unbelievable variegation which looks like each leaf has been dappled by hand by a master painter. The green shades become an undertone to its blushing pink tones and white flecking. As an added bonus even the bark of this tree is ornamental! Stripes of green and pink run the length of its trunk and add further depth of beauty to this already unrivaled tree.

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History and introduction of Japanese Maple:

Acer palmatum has been cultivated in Japan for centuries and in temperate areas around the world since the 1800s. The first specimen of the tree reached England in 1820. When Swedish doctor-botanist Carl Peter Thunberg traveled in Japan late in the eighteenth century, he secreted out drawings of a small tree that would eventually become synonymous with the high art of oriental gardens. He gave it the species name palmatum after the hand-like shape of its leaves, similar to the centuries-old Japanese names kaede and momiji, references to the 'hands' of frogs and babies, respectively. For centuries Japanese horticulturalists have developed cultivars from maples found in Japan and nearby Korea and China. They are a popular choice for bonsai enthusiasts and have long been a subject in art. Numerous cultivars are currently available commercially and are a popular item at garden centers and other retail stores in Europe and North America. Red-leafed cultivars are the most popular, followed by cascading green shrubs with deeply dissected leaves. Preparations from the branches and leaves are used as a treatment in traditional Chinese medicine.