Sometimes listed as Acer ginnala, Amur maple is a small, low-branched, deciduous tree native to eastern Asia. It is a variable species, but many desirable cultivars have been introduced.
The glossy rich green leaves of Amur maple are somewhat slender and often three-lobed. Its best forms have foliage that turns fiery red in fall, though all Amur maple offer brilliant fall color in shades of red, yellow and orange. The fall leaves are accompanied by prolific and showy clusters of winged...
Mark A. Miller
Three-flower maple is a small, deciduous tree native to northeastern Asia. Its attractive, three-segmented leaves, bright fall color, and exfoliating bark make it one of the best small trees for year-round display.
It likes acidic, moist, well-drained soil, and deserves a prominent place in the garden, such as in a lawn or as the focus of a mixed planting.
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...
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.
Named for the mythological Greek god Achilles, whose soldiers supposedly used these plants for healing, Achillea includes approximately 115 species bearing nicknames such as allheal, bloodwort and yarrow. Comprised mostly of deciduous perennials or sub-shrubs, yarrows are found naturally in temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere, with most species originating from Europe and Asia.
The fern-like foliage of these plants typically forms a mat or mound, or may be held in ground-hugging...
(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.