Japanese maples are equally as enchanting with or without their leaves and may be the perfect ornamental tree to grow.
The hardest part of putting a Japanese maple (its Latin name is Acer palmatum) into your garden is choosing among the hundreds of varieties. Available in a range of sizes from diminutive (suitable for balcony pots) to grand (for a dramatic focal point in a larger landscape, Japanese maples fall into two general categories: upright growers and weeping or cascading varieties.
Another consideration is leaf color, most commonly available in shades of green or red which change like mood rings between seasons, often to amazing golds, flaming reds. and bright oranges.