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Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum


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Foliage of Acer palmatum Butterfly
  • Variegated foliage
  • Excellent fall color
  • Useful small tree

We are working on increasing our supply of own-root Japanese maple liners. Please contact the account manager for your state or province for more information. If you are looking for a supplier for tree liners, bare root, or whips, visit our tree program page.

Variegated Japanese maple, perfect for collectors! We're proud to offer own-root liners of select Japanese maple varieties. 'Butterfly' is a small tree with fine lobed leaves splashed with green, white, and pink. Fall color is a stunning magenta-red. Habit is upright and vase-shaped.

USDA Zone 5 - 7 (-20°F/-28.9°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 7 - 12'

Width 6 - 10'

Finish Time 1 season

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Spring

Flower Color Red

Foliage Color Variegated

Liner Sizes Quick Turn

Soil Adaptable to most soils, provided they do not remain wet or soggy.

Pruning Prune as desired to accentuate natural form.

Uses Specimen

Growing Tips Japanese maples are relatively adaptable in terms of growing conditions. In cold or exposed sites, they should be sited where they get some protection from the harshest winter weather.