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Published: Thursday, July 5, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

Plants of Merit: Acer Palmatum Higasayama

  • Acer Palmatum Higasayama is one of the most unusually colorful Japanese maples in the spring.

    Libbie Soden/Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens Foundat

    Acer Palmatum Higasayama is one of the most unusually colorful Japanese maples in the spring.

What: Acer Palmatum Higasayama is one of the most unusually colorful Japanese maples encountered in the spring. Leaves of light green, cream and coral create a striking display. Later in the season the some of the variegation goes away leaving a delicate cream stripe down the center.
Sun or shade? The color variation of the Higasayama leaves is longer-lived in dappled shade.
Size: Mature height is 14 to 16 feet and the width range is 10 to 12 feet.
See it: At the Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens in the Japanese Maple Grove; 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett For more information about the arboretum or to view more of the Japanese Maple Collection, go to www.evergreenarboretum.com or call 425-257-8597.
Source: Sandra Schumacher, Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens Foundation
Story tags » Gardening

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