Villa taranto (Acer palmatum ‘Villa taranto’ )

Villa taranto (Acer palmatum 'Villa taranto' )

Villa taranto (Acer palmatum ‘Villa taranto’ )

Villa Taranto is a compact linearlobum that one lady tried to tell me was variegated; I knew it wasn’t but what she meant was that it changed color every day: red orange in spring, yellow orange green in the summer and orange again in the fall. It has always been one of my favorites.

Size: GraftPrice: $14.00
Size: 1 gallonPrice: $25.00
Size: 2 gallonPrice: $50.00
Size: fieldgrownPrice: $105.00

Aratama (Acer palmatum ‘Aratama’)

Acer palmatum 'Aratama'

Aratama is one of the brightest and most colorful red dwarfs (5′ in 10 years) because somehow it appears multi-colored a good portion of the year, so it sort of shakes up the eye. As luck would have it, the only picture I took is when it was uniform bright red when the best color is in the fall when it is all over the map. ┬ámaybe next year.

Size: 1 gallonPrice: $25.00
Size: 2 gallonPrice: $50.00
Size: Field grownPrice: $105.00

Snakebark Maple (Acer crataegifolium ‘Veitchii’)

Snakebark Maple (Acer crataegifolium 'Veitchii')

Snakebark Maple (Acer crataegifolium 'Veitchii')

Of all the trees that I grow, this may be the most delicate. It is a snakebark, so the trunk will burn if the tree is in a hot sunny place. The bluish leaves are variegated white and pink and the limbs are thin and fragile, but it is so lovely! The only mature specimen that I have seen is in the UW arboretum in Seattle; it was no more than 12′. zone 6

Size: GraftPrice: $14.00