Noted for its unique habit, award-winning Acer japonicum 'Green Cascade' (Full Moon Maple) is a small mounded tree of graceful, weeping or pendulous habit. During the spring and summer they are a beautiful shape with long, cloud like groups of leaves. Amazon Doesn't Want You to Know About This Plugin. Not enough information to say, it could be a hybrid of species. Inconspicuous; prized for foliage. Size: It matures to 12-15′ tall and wide. “Now I know why you bought those twenty red leaved barberries!”. Finely-dissected emerald green leaves (to 6” across) develop excellent yellow, orange and red fall colors. I can always buy seedlings later if it doesn’t work out. 'Green Tea' is a vigorous, upright maple that can grow 12' tall x 7' wide in 10 years. You need to cut off any branches at the trunk that have green leaves or they will take over and become dominant and cause the grafted cultivar (the red or purple side) to fail. Several cultivars have also been developed specifically for use in bonsai. Soon I hope. This cascading dwarf tree is beautiful in containers. To learn more, check this out. In the winter I kept it in the unheated garage and everything seems going good. Fire Dragon is one with brilliant red fall color. A red or purple leaf plant that gives color most of the year has an obvious appeal. When this happens, the new branches that sprout (" sucker ") up from the ground will have the genetic makeup of the original rootstock—which will be green, rather than red or purple. This green leaf Japanese maple features small leaves that turn golden-yellow in fall. Will it come back on its own or is it done for? I don’t think people realize that most of the time these trees are acting like giant dark blobs and draining interest from their landscape. Japanese maples are great garden trees. Thanks. Choose It Because: You want winter interest. I think this is one of the best green leaf Japanese maples for fall color. They also change color very late in the season, thus extending fall color almost to winter. The problem is when you plant a bunch of these trees and then they grow. Do you have any idea why my VIRIDIS is like this Jim? This is especially true for odd balls that read blogs about plants, landscaping, pruning, etc. Does anyone know the variety of green maple that also has a bright green stem? The leaves are as big as your hand. The leaves are lime green in spring darkening in the summer.