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Metamorphosa Japanese maple is a small shrubby maple with colorful foliage and appealing texture. The new growth on Metamorphosa Japanese maple emerges a beautiful salmon-orange. Close up of the leaves of Metamorphosa Japanese maple showing its summer variegation. The dissected leaves of Metamorphosa Japanese maple give a classic maple look. The purple and red fall color of Metamorphosa Japanese maple. Metamorphosa Japanese maple is a small shrub-like Japanese maple. Closeup of the golden and orange foliage of Metamorphosa Japanese maple. The top of Metamorphosa Japanese maple in late spring showing lots of colorful new growth. In summer, the foliage of Metamorphosa Japanese maple turns variegated. The small textural foliage of Metamorphosa Japanese maple. Metamorphosa Japanese maple growing in a garden. Closeup of the chartreuse foliage of Metamorphosa Japanese maple. The new growth of Metamorphosa Japanese maple emerges orange. Metamorphosa Japanese maple is a small, shrub-form type.
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METAMORPHOSA™

Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum

'ARJOS1'

USPP 32,420 ; CBRAF

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Metamorphosa Japanese maple is a small shrubby maple with colorful foliage and appealing texture. The new growth on Metamorphosa Japanese maple emerges a beautiful salmon-orange. Close up of the leaves of Metamorphosa Japanese maple showing its summer variegation. The dissected leaves of Metamorphosa Japanese maple give a classic maple look. The purple and red fall color of Metamorphosa Japanese maple. Metamorphosa Japanese maple is a small shrub-like Japanese maple. Closeup of the golden and orange foliage of Metamorphosa Japanese maple. The top of Metamorphosa Japanese maple in late spring showing lots of colorful new growth. In summer, the foliage of Metamorphosa Japanese maple turns variegated. The small textural foliage of Metamorphosa Japanese maple. Metamorphosa Japanese maple growing in a garden. Closeup of the chartreuse foliage of Metamorphosa Japanese maple. The new growth of Metamorphosa Japanese maple emerges orange. Metamorphosa Japanese maple is a small, shrub-form type.
  • Own-root
  • Colorful foliage
  • Outstanding texture
Description

A shrubby Japanese maple noted for the neat texture and ever-changing color of its foliage. In spring, the dissected foliage emerges yellow; a pink margin soon develops, then that shifts to white with shades of reddish-orange in summer. In autumn, the entire leaf transforms to orange-red and eventually red-violet. A finalist in RHS Plant of the Year competition at the Chelsea Flower Show developed by Mr. van Meuwen and Mr. Keijzer of the Netherlands

USDA Zone 5b - 8 (-15°F/-26.1°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 5 - 13'

Width 3 - 10'

Finish Time One season

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Spring

Flower Color Green

Foliage Color Green, Orange, Variegated, Yellow

Liner Sizes Quick Turn

Soil Any well-drained soil will do.

Pruning Little needed. May be selectively pruned to shape as needed, but avoid regular trimming or pruning.

Uses Specimen, containers, flower gardens

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.