An assortment of colour from spring through fall. The new growth displays purple, pink and fuchsia variegated leaves, maturing in summer to variegated green on white then to fall colours of orange and purple.
Best planted in a well-drained soil with high organic matter. Japanese maples are grown as specimen trees or multi-stemmed plants. Any pruning should be done in summer. Mulch well, but avoid heaping mulch against the stem. Most cultivars need full sun or light afternoon shade.