What Japanese Maples Are Orange In The Fall?


Latin namezonesheight 10-15 yrsspring colorsummer colorfall colorleaf typetree shape
ACER JAPONICUM ‘EMMETT’S PUMPKIN’ FULL MOON5-912-15org/over greendark greenorangePalmatumUpright
ACER PALMATUM ‘AKA SHIGITATSU SAWA’6-98-12WHITE/PINKredorangeReticulatumUpright rounded
ACER PALMATUM ‘MISS MAPLE’5-98-10pinkwhiteorangeReticulatumUpright
ACER SHIRASAWANUM ‘JORDAN’5-910-12yellowyellowORANGE MAROONAmoenumRounded

ACER JAPONICUM ‘EMMETT’S PUMPKIN’ FULL MOON MAPLE

Common Name – Emmett’s Pumpkin Full Moon Maple

Winter Hardiness – Zone 5-9

Growth – Upright

Height in 10-15 yrs – 12’-15’

Spring Color – green with orange overlay

Summer Color – Green

Fall Color – Blazing oranges with reds

Winter Bark – Brown

Leaf Type Full Moon – Amoenum

Variegated – No

Tree Shape – Upright, rounded

Sun Exposure – Full sun morning, shaded afternoon, in cooler climates full sun all-day

Origin – US

Emmett’s pumpkin’s large leaves make it a good candidate for growing in the ground rather than in a container or for bonsai.  Acer japonicum ‘Emmett’s Pumpkin’ does best with some afternoon shade, even more so in hot climates.  A standout for firey orange fall color.

EMMETT’S PUMPKIN JAPANESE MAPLE - JAPANESE MAPLES EPISODE 25

https://forums.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/threads/acer-japonicum-emmetts-pumpkin.41640/

https://www.esveld.nl/htmldiaen/a/acjepu.php

ACER PALMATUM ‘AKA SHIGITATSU SAWA’

Common Name – Samurai Japanese Maple   

Winter Hardiness – Zones 6-9

Growth – Rounded

Height in 10-15 yrs – 8’-12’

Spring Color – Peachy pink to pale green with dark green veins

Summer Color – Cream color with green veins and some red overtones

Fall Color – Bright red-orange

Winter Bark -Dark reddish-purple, ages to grey

Leaf Type – Reticulated

Variegated – No

Tree Shape – Rounded with a central leader

Container – Yes, suitable for container growing

Sun Exposure – Requires shade in the afternoon

https://plants.newgarden.com/12190005/Plant/5825/Aka_Shigitatsu_Sawa_Japanese_Maple/

ACER PALMATUM AKA SHIGITATSU SAWA

ACER PALMATUM ‘MISS MAPLE’

Common Name – Miss Maple   

Winter Hardiness – Zones 5-9

Height in 10-15 yrs – 8’-10’

Spring Color – Creamy white with green veins, red tinges

Summer Color – Pale green

Fall Color – Red to fiery orange to dark red

Winter Bark – Grey

Leaf Type – Matsumurae – divided over ¾ to base

Variegated – No

Tree Shape – Upright

Series – Ghost

Container – Suited for Containers

Bonsai – Not ideal

Heat Tolerant – Not high heat tolerant

Full Sun Tolerant – Not all day, full sun tolerant

Req Afternoon Shade – Yes, requires afternoon shade for the best color

Breeder/Introducer – Talon Buchholtz

Notes – Striking bright red seed samaras 

Acer Palmatum 'Miss Maple' Large Tree in my New Maple Garden! - JAPANESE MAPLES EPISODE 204

ACER SHIRASAWANUM ‘JORDAN’

Common Name Golden Full Moon maple   

Winter Hardiness Zones 5-9

Growth – Vigorous

Height in 10-15 yrs – 10’-12’

Spring Color – Bright yellow with pencil lining of red

Summer Color – Yellow to lt  green

Fall Color – Orange to maroon

Winter Bark – Maroon to grey

Leaf Type Full Moon – Amoenum

Variegated – Not variegated

Tree Shape – Upright rounded

Container – Better in the ground

Bonsai – Not ideal

Heat Tolerant – ‘Jordan’ is heat tolerant

Requires Afternoon Shade – Best in afternoon shade in warm climates

Holds Color Well Summer – ‘Jordan’ holds its yellow color well in the summer

Breeder/Introducer – Fratelli Gilardelli

Acer Shirasawanum 'Jordan' Large Specimen in the ground! - Japanese Maples Episode 195
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