Gerald L. Klingaman
(Painted Maple, Shantung Maple)
Shantung maple is a tough deciduous shade tree from northern China and Korea that has interest in all four seasons. In spring, yellowish green flowers decorate the twigs, which may have a slightly purple hue. The leaves emerge reddish and mature dark green, looking very much like those of Norway maple. In autumn, the leaves typically turn shades of yellow and orange, with possible blotches of red. The bark of this tree is gray, and looks like the battered and age-worn skin of a large elephant's...
(Pacific Sunset® Maple, Painted Maple, Shantung Maple)
Pacific Sunset maple ('Warrenred') is a tough shade tree with a fast growth rate and atypical red fall color. Although its parentage is uncertain, it is perhaps a hybrid of the Shantung maple (Acer truncatum)from China with Norway maple (A. platainoides). Pacific Sunset's deep yellow-green leaves are slightly larger in size than the species and have more small lobes and more pointed lobes on the leaf blade. In autumn, leaves typically change bright red, but may include dulled purple...
The dainty, deeply lobed leaves of this lovely but little known East Asian maple often turn spectacular yellows and reds in fall. A small shrubby deciduous tree, it typically has multiple, smooth, gray-barked trunks and a narrow vase-shaped habit. The dark green, five-lobed leaves have bright purple-red stems. Clusters of small yellow flowers emerge in late spring, after the leaves have expanded. Two-winged fruits follow the flowers.
This maple likes moist, well-drained, humus-rich, acidic soil...
Gerald L. Klingaman
(Freeman's Maple, Silver Red Maple)
Freeman's maple is a large to medium-sized deciduous tree resulting from the cross between two North American natives, Acer rubrum (red maple) and Acer saccharinum (silver maple). This vigorous hybrid boasts many cultivars, the best of which combine the toughness of silver maple with the brilliant fall color of red maple. One such selection is 'Autumn Fantasy', which has an oval crown, grows quickly and has exceptional vivid crimson fall color. Many cultivars also have conspicuous...
(Autumn Fantasy™ Maple, Freeman's Maple)
Freeman's maple is a large to medium-sized deciduous tree, a cross between two North American natives, Acer rubrum (red maple) and Acer saccharinum (silver maple). Autumn Fantasy™ is a vigorous hybrid, fast growing with an oval crown. The leaves have deep lobes and turn vivid crimson fall color. Conspicuous clusters of small red flowers in late winter and early spring are followed by winged yellow-brown fruits in summer.
Freeman’s maples prefer full-sun and well-drained, moist...
Freeman's maple is a large to medium-sized deciduous tree, a cross between two North American natives, Acer rubrum (red maple) and Acer saccharinum (silver maple). Scarlet Sentinel™ is a vigorous, fast-growing hybrid with a broad columnar to oval crown with upright branches. The large, five-lobed leaves vary are dark green in summer and dull yellow to bright red in fall. This fast-growing male cultivar has bright red flowers in late winter or early spring, but no fruit.
(Anthea Yarrow, Hybrid Yarrow)
Introduced by Blooms of Bressingham, this pretty, compact yarrow was discovered by Alan H. V. Bloom in 1979, who found it growing among a stand of the popular cultivar 'Moonshine'. ‘Anthea’ forms a dense clump of ferny, silvery-green foliage which is more resistant to disease than that of its parent. Dense, flattened clusters of pale primrose-yellow flowers are borne on upright stems in late spring. They create a vibrant contrast with the cool-toned leaves, and are attractive to butterflies.
(Appleblossom Yarrow, Hybrid Yarrow)
'Appleblossom' displays a profusion of large, rose pink flowerheads on vigorous, compact plants throughout summer. Bred in Germany, this hybrid is a member of the popular Galaxy Series, which were developed by crossing common yarrow (Achillea millefolium) with the yellow-flowered Achillea ‘Taygetea’. It forms a healthy clump of fine, ferny, green foliage which spreads more politely than that of common yarrow. Its dense, flattened flower clusters are displayed on sturdy stems...
(Coronation Gold Yarrow, Hybrid Yarrow)
This big, beautiful yarrow displays large, flattened platters of golden yellow flowers which seem to float above healthy clumps of silvery, aromatic, finely divided foliage. The long-lasting flowers appear on tall, slender stems from late spring to early summer, and are attractive to butterflies. ‘Coronation Gold’ is thought to be a cross between the species Achillea filipendula and Achillea clypeolata.
Grow this easy, drought-tolerant perennial in full sun and well-drained...