Gerald L. Klingaman
(Dissected Japanese Maple, Seiryu Dissected Japanese Maple)
A small multi-stemmed deciduous tree native to eastern Asia, the beautiful and ubiquitous Japanese maple is a garden staple. Bearing the deeply and narrowly lobed leaves characteristic of the Dissectum Group of Japanese maples, 'Seiryu' differs from most other Dissectums in its upright habit. The lacy light green leaves, elegant ascending branches, and smooth gray bark of this cultivar make it a year-round standout in the landscape. The leaves turn all manner of brilliant colors in fall. Inconspicuous...
(Dissected Japanese Maple, Tamukeyama Dissected Japanese Maple)
The colorful, lacy foliage of Tamukeyama dissected Japanese maple looks great all growing season. Asian in origin, this small, deciduous tree has a broad, mounded habit. Its fine leaves remain consistently purple-red throughout the growing season and turn bright red in fall.
This adaptable tree prefers sites with rich, well-drained soil and part sun to part shade. It may self sow in the garden, but this should not dissuade anyone from growing it. A versatile landscape plant, dissected Japanese...
Gerald L. Klingaman
(Dissected Japanese Maple, Dwarf Green Dissected Japanese Maple)
This beautiful small deciduous tree comes from eastern Asia. It features lacy, deeply lobed, palmate (hand-shaped) leaves which are green from spring through summer and turn golden yellow in fall. In winter, the stark gray branches and elegant, weeping habit will add to any garden or landscape.
This Japanese maple prefers sites with fertile, well drained soil and sun to part shade. Like other laceleaf Japanese maples, 'Viridis' is versatile in the landscape and may be grown as a feature plant...
(Cutleaf Japanese Maple, Dissected Japanese Maple, Threadleaf Japanese Maple, Waterfall Cutleaf Japanese Maple)
Fine, lacy foliage, that’s the first thing that should come to mind when thinking about dissected Japanese maple.
Asian in origin, this deciduous tree tends to have a smaller stature than other Japanese maples and sports arching branches that give it a broad, mounded appearance. There is a lot of variation in leaf color and sometimes shape, depending on the cultivar, but overall leaves may be yellow-green or green to purple-red turning shades of purple, red, orange and yellow in the fall.
Norway maple is a popular, fast-growing, deciduous shade tree that is native to regions across Europe. These trees have dense rounded canopies and large leaves that are medium to dark green in the summer and turn pale yellow, yellow or yellow-green, rarely red, in the fall.
This tree is tolerant of a wide range of sites and conditions but does best in locations with full sun to part shade and well-drained, average soil. There are two caveats to planting a Norway maple; it tends to self-seed...
Norway maple is a fast-growing, medium to large, deciduous shade tree native to Europe but naturalized in the United States and elsewhere. Similar to and possibly synonymous with the cultivar 'Erectum,' 'Olmstead' is a pyramidal tree that is narrowly conical when young. The large, deep green, five- to seven-lobed leaves turn pumpkin yellow in fall. The leaf stems exude a milky latex if severed. Clustered yellow-green flowers – which are more abundant and conspicuous than those of many maples – are...
(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...
(Hybrid Yarrow, Mary Ann Yarrow)
This lovely yarrow displays many flat-topped clusters of pale lemon-yellow flowers from late spring to midsummer. The blooms rise on slender, compact stems above spreading clumps of finely divided, fernlike, silvery foliage, and are attractive to butterflies.
‘Mary Ann’ grows easily in full sun and well-drained soil of average fertility. Faded flower stems may be cut to the ground after blooming to maintain a neat appearance. Yarrow is suitable for mixed borders and cottage-style gardens,...
(Hybrid Yarrow, Moonshine Yarrow)
This gorgeous, compact yarrow lives up to its name with its shimmering display of brilliant yellow flowers held atop compact mounds of silvery, finely divided foliage. The blossoms appear in dense, flat-topped clusters on short, sturdy stems from late spring to early summer, and are attractive to butterflies. This hybrid is the result of a cross between Achillea clypeolata and Achillea ‘Taygetea’.
Grow this easy, drought-tolerant perennial in full sun and well-drained soil...