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Japanese Maples With Peach Color on New Leaves In The Spring

ACER CIRCINATUM ‘SUNNY SISTER’6-86-7peachlt greenyellow/ orangeAmoenumupright
ACER ELEGANTULUM X PALMATUM ‘JOHNNIE’S GIANT’6-9FAST15Peachdk greenyellow/ orangeMatsumuraeupright
ACER PALMATUM ‘GOLD DIGGER’6-98-10peachlt greenr/o/yPalmatumupright
ACER PALMATUM ‘PERIDOT FLAME’5-9VIGOROUS10-12peachdk greenyellow/ orangePalmatumvase
Acer palmatum Wou nishiki5-912peachdk greenyellow/ orangeMatsumuraeupright rounded

Acer circinatum ‘Sunny Sister’




Common Name – Vine Maple   

Winter Hardiness Zones – 6-8

Height in 10-15 yrs – 6’-7’

Spring Color -Peach, yellows, and apricot

Summer Color -light green

Fall Color – yellow

Winter Bark – dk red

Leaf Type -aminium

Variegated – not variegated

Tree Shape -upright, rounded

Light – Requires Afternoon Shade

Notes – Sister seedling to ‘Sunglow’, lighter spring colors and slightly faster growth.

Acer elegantulum X Acer palmatum ‘Johnnie’s Giant’

Common Name – Hybrid Chinese Maple   

Winter Hardiness Zones – 6-9

Growth – Fast

Height in 10-15 yrs – 15’

Spring Color – Red

Summer Color – Dark green

Fall Color – Red, and orange

Winter Bark – Light Green twigs

Leaf Type – Matsumurae 

Variegated – Not variegated

Tree Shape – Upright, rounded

Heat Tolerant – Yes, heat tolerant

Light – Full Sun Tolerant

Origin – Alabama, USA

Breeder/Introducer – Harold Johnson

Notes – summer pink / red growth high contract t older green  leaves

Acer palmatum ‘Gold Digger’


Common Name – Yellow Coral Bark Maple   

Winter Hardiness Zones – 6-9

Height in 10-15 yrs – 8’-10’

Spring Color – peach lined with red

Summer Color – green

Fall Color – yellow to orange then to red

Winter Bark – yellow

Leaf Type – palmatum

Tree Shape – upright, spreading

Series – Area 51 Series

Bonsai – Suitable for bonsai

Origin – US


Acer palmatum ‘Peridot Flame’


Winter Hardiness Zones -5-9

Growth – vigorous

Height in 10-15 yrs -10’-12’

Spring Color – peach

Summer Color – dark green

Fall Color – clear yellow to orange red

Leaf Type – Matsumurae

Tree Shape – upright rounded

Notes – The name Peridot Flame comes from the green spring color that follows the peach, like the gem peridot, and the yellow and then orange to red like a flame in the fall.


Acer palmatum ‘Wou Nishiki’


Common Name   

Winter Hardiness Zones -5-9

Height in 10-15 yrs -12’

Spring Color -peach

Summer Color -green may have bronze overlay in the sun

Fall Color -red

Leaf Type -Matsumurae




Toni has a bachelor degree in Plant & Soil Science, has lived, gardened and growing all over the US, in Vermont, Tennessee, Idaho, coastal North Carolina and Virginia. She has been sharing her knowledge through writing, one on one consulting and talking to anyone who wants to listen at social gatherings everywhere : )

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