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Published: Thursday, June 7, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

Plant of Merit: Maho Japanese maple

  • This Japanese maple, called Maho, can be seen in the Japanese Maple Grove at the Evergreen Arboretum.

    Libbie Soden / Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens

    This Japanese maple, called Maho, can be seen in the Japanese Maple Grove at the Evergreen Arboretum.

WHAT: Acer palmatum 'Maho' is a Japanese maple exhibiting the most unusual of color variations in the spring. The newly opened leaves are a mixture of cameo pink tips to a pale ochre.
SUN OR SHADE: Part shade is preferable.
SIZE: The small stature of this tree makes it a fine specimen for a large pot.
SEE IT: At the Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens in the Japanese Maple Grove; 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett; for more information see www.evergreenarboretum.com; 425-257-8597.
Sandra Schumacher, Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens
Story tags » Gardening

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