8 Types of Japanese Maples with Different Shapes and Colors

1. Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'

This is one of the most popular Japanese maples, known for its deep red or burgundy leaves throughout the growing season.

2. Acer palmatum 'Dissectum Atropurpureum'

Also called the Laceleaf Japanese maple, it has finely dissected, lace-like leaves that turn a rich red or purple in the fall.

3. Acer palmatum 'Emperor I'

The Emperor I maple features rich red leaves in the spring, turning to dark green in the summer, and back to a brilliant red in the fall.

4. Acer palmatum 'Sango Kaku'

This tree is known for its bright coral-red bark and yellow-green leaves in the summer, which turn a vibrant yellow in the fall.

5. Acer palmatum 'Orangeola'

The Orangeola maple has cascading, lacy foliage that emerges orange-red in the spring, transitions to purple-green in the summer, and then turns vibrant orange in the fall.

6. Acer palmatum 'Viridis'

As the name suggests, this variety has bright green, palmate leaves that turn golden-yellow in the fall.

7. Acer palmatum 'Beni Kawa'

Beni Kawa is appreciated for its distinctive coral-red bark and green leaves that take on a yellow hue in the fall.

8. Acer palmatum 'Aureum'

This compact maple has deeply lobed, golden-yellow leaves that stand out in any garden.