Acer palmatum Miwa

//Acer palmatum Miwa

Acer palmatum Miwa

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Acer palmatum Miwa is a lovely, soft flowing maple – whose name in Japanese the name means ‘graceful beauty’. Light green reticulated leaves often have a rose blush.

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Acer palmatum Miwa is a lovely, soft flowing maple – whose name in Japanese the name means ‘graceful beauty’. This medium size maple has new spring leaves that are light green and reticulated. The light green colored leaves can have a rose blush and the color transitions to yellow and gold with hints of scarlet red in the fall. This cultivar is often confused with Tiger Rose, a cultivar that also has light green reticulated leaves in the spring however, her growth habit the usual ‘V’ shape is more open and balanced than Tiger Rose which means less pruning.

Miwa prefers morning sun and afternoon shade to keep from burning the leaves in the summer.  Once established she can reach 6-8′ in 10 years and is hardy to -20, USDA zone 5.  Like any Japanese Maple some pruning is necessary to form the structure of the tree and to remove dead branches. For more information see Pruning Japanese Maples.

The first photo shows Miwa in spring color with flowers. The second and third photos show the transition to fall color. Photos courtesy of  Buchholz Nursery.  Miwa was discovered and introduced by Buchholz Nursery as part of their Flora Wonder ™ Collection.

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Size

1 gallon, 2 gallon, 3 gallon