Japanese Maple on Fire!

Japanese Maple on Fire!

Of all the fall colors I’ve seen this year the Japanese maples seem to have topped all other trees.  This Japanese maple at my mom’s house was figuratively on fire with red foliage lighting up the scenery.  I didn’t have my camera with me when it was at its peak but even past peak it’s beauty can still be seen.

When bare this Japanese maple (possibly a ‘Bloodgood’) has a cool vase shaped form. 

 I’ve always enjoyed seeing pictures of falling leaves making a carpet of foliage on the garden grounds.

This maple is the mother plant of the Japanese maple I planted for dad.  Together with another Japanese maple I planted earlier in the summer (which is also from the same tree) it should one day provide a spectacular fall show.

Japanese maples may take some time to grow but the wait is worth it! 


Dave has written GrowingTheHomeGarden.com since 2007. He gardens on an acre and a half where he raises his 4 children. He enjoys growing vegetables, herbs, and propagating plants. Dave has a side business growing and selling heirloom vegetables and herb plants through Blue Shed Gardens and works as a real estate agent in Spring Hill, TN.

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  1. I love them, too, and they seem to hold their leaves for a long time. They're especially brilliant when you can enjoy them backlit be sunlight.

  2. Yes, I was literally stopped in my tracks on a walk the other day when I came across one of these. There are other beautiful reds out there but nothing seems to glow from withing quite like a Japanese maple.

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  4. Maples are the best show trees in the Fall. Our little maples dont do too well as the summer heat takes it toll on them by fall….

    I too like the carpet look of leaves on the ground. Our woods look so beautiful right now being filled with fresh fallen leaves of many colors, mostly yellow for us…

  5. Fantastic little trees aren't they! I love the color they bring to my garden. gail

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