Sun Tolerant Japanese Maples Continued...

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This article provides you with a list of Japanese maple varieties that are more sun tolerant than others
by Brett · All Zones · Trees · 0 Comments · December 21, 2011 · 59,710 views


Japanese Sunrise
A vigorous grower with an exquisite upright with red on one side of the stems and yellow on the other! Light green leaves turn gold in fall with red highlights. 15-20 feet in height. more details and photos


Moonfire
Especially suited to warm climates. Deep purple-red foliage holds color well throughout summer turning intense crimson in fall. 15-20 feet in height with an equal spread. more details and photos


Orangeola
Heat and humidity tolerant, one of the best and most vigorous lace leaf maples for the South. Leaves emerge red orange in spring, but can be red purple as well. Up to 10 feet in height and spread. more details and photos


Osakazuki
Produces the most fiery red fall color of any Japanese maple. Large leaves emerge in light green bathed in pastel tones of pinks and yellow and gradually turn to dark green. 20 feet or more in height and spread. more details and photos


Red Dragon
A smaller growing red lace leaf with a mounding form. Holds color well throughout the summer, turning intense scarlet in fall. 4 feet in height with an equal or wider spread. more details and photos
 


Sango Kaku (Coral Bark)
The original of the "coral bark" maples. The younger branches brilliant coral-red in winter. Light green foliage emerges in spring contrasting wonderfully with red branches. Fall color is yellow with hints of pink and orange. A vigorous grower with an open, vase-shape habit. To 20 feet in height with equal spread. more details and photos


Seiryu
The only upright growing lace leaf among the Japanese maples. Small, light green, lacy leaves turn red, orange or gold. in the spring. 15-18 feet in height with equal spread. more details and photos


Shaina
A semi-dwarf that produces bright red foliage in spring, changing to bronzy green in late summer, to bright crimson in fall. Great for smaller spaces. 8-10 feet height with equal spread. more details and photos


Tamukeyama
The strongest and fastest growing of all lace leaf maples. Leaves emerge crimson red turning to dark purple as they age. A superior clone for hotter climates. 5-8 feet in height with equal or greater spread. more details and photos


Trompenberg
A very vigorous growing dark red leafed upright with unique leaves that roll downward, giving the leaves a three dimensional appearance. 20 feet or more in height with an equal spread. more details and photos


Waterfall
A mounding green lace leaf maple that has larger leaves than most. It has a strong draping tendency with long branches nearly touching the ground. Fall leaf color is vivid gold with crimson highlights. 5-10 feet height and spread depending on pruning. more details and photos 


Wou Nishiki
An upright with a narrow form that makes it perfect for tight spaces. Leaves emerge a bright green, tinged in red. 10-15 feet in height with a spread of 5-8 feet. more details and photos


Other Sun Tolerant Varieties

Here's some unique varieties others have told me about..
Kandy Kitchen
Kurui Jishi
Moonrise
Sekka Yatsubusa
Tsukasa Silhouette
Dancing Peacock
Winter Flame
Glowing Embers
Palmatifolium
Purple Ghost
Satsuki Beni
Summer Gold

If you know of other sun tolerant Japanese Maples please let me know about them here


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