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Trees & Shrubs

Type Botanical Name Native Common Name Description Height Light Req. Zone Add to My List
Tree/Shrub ABELIA mosanensis ‘Sweet Emotion’ Fragrant Abelia

Clusters of very fragrant, pale pink flowers through spring on a nicely rounded shrub that has good fall color.

60-72 inches Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub ABELIOPHYLLUM distichum White Forsythia

Fragrant, early spring-blooming shrub with blush-white forsythia-like flowers.

3-5 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub ACER campestre ‘Carnival’ Variegated Hedge Maple

A variegated hedge maple with pink and white foliage. Plant in a protected site to avoid burning on the leaves. Great small specimen tree.

10-15 feet Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub ACER griseum Paper Bark Maple

Beautiful, exfoliating cinnamon bark and good fall color. Needs a protected site in Vermont. Adaptable to different soils and clay tolerant.

15-20 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub ACER griseum x maximowiczianum ‘Cinnamon Flake’ Cinnamon Flake Hybrid Maple

Vigorous hybrid with a rounded canopy and striking cinnamon-colored flaking bark. Trifoliate leaves turn beautiful shades of red and orange in the fall.

20-25 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub ACER japonicum ‘Aconitifolium’ Full Moon Maple

Unique monkshood-like leaves with beautiful seed pods in spring and wonderful reddish purple foliage in fall.  Forms a small, spreading tree.

8-10 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER japonicum ‘Green Cascade’ Full Moon Maple

Very finely cut green leaves. A graceful and weeping habit forms a mound with brilliant fall foliage.

7 feet Full Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER japonicum ‘Attaryi’ Japanese Maple

Bushy, deciduous tree with large, rounded and deeply cut mid-green leaves turning red in the autumn. Small, red-purple flowers appear in April in long drooping chains. Leaves tend to scorch in hot, dry weather.

8-20 feet Full Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER japonicum ‘Emmett’s Pumpkin’ Full Moon Maple

Large, rounded foliage is tinted with orange in the spring, matures to green and then turns a lovely pumpkin orange in the fall.  Habit is open and bushy.

6-10 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER japonicum ‘Oregon Fern’ Full Moon Maple

A small, upright tree with deeply dissected foliage and broad canopy.  Turns deep red to purple in the fall.

8-10 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER japonicum ‘Rising Sun’ Full Moon Maple

Very large, lobed leaves turn brilliant colors in the fall.  Forms a small, upright tree.

12-15 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER japonicum ‘Ruby’ Full Moon Maple

Olive green foliage is overlaid with burgundy and turns red in the autumn.

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER japonicum ‘Taki No Gawa’ Full Moon Maple

Large orbicular leaves turn fantastic flaming shades in the fall.  Forms a broad-crowned upright tree.

12-15 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER japonicum ‘Vitifolium’ Full Moon Maple

A cultivar with lobed, grape-leaf -like foliage that emerges bronze, matures to green and turns back to beautiful sunset shades in the fall.

10-15 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER palmatum ‘Amber Ghost’ Japanese Maple

Pink to amber spring foliage is highlighted by darker veins.  The leaves mature to deeper amber then turn fiery red and gold in the fall.  A Buchholz Nursery intro.

10-12 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER palmatum ‘Bloodgood’ Japanese Maple

Bloodgood has non-dissected foliage that grows into a small, rounded, deciduous tree which typically grows to 15-20′ tall and features purplish-red flowers in spring, deep reddish-purple summer foliage, red samaras (seed pods) in late summer to early fall and good crimson-red fall color.

15-20 feet Full Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER palmatum ‘Butterfly’ Japanese Maple

Green with white margined leaves maturing to gray-green with cream and rose variegation.  Leaves turn red-purple in the fall. Growth habit is upright and vase shaped.

10-15 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER palmatum ‘Chuguji’ Japanese Maple

Yellow foliage is tipped with red in the spring.  Quite striking.  Small, dense-growing habit.

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER palmatum ‘Elwood Orange’ Japanese Maple

Consistent variegation decorates the large, light green to light brown (and all the colors between), deeply divided leaves of this small, upright broad Japanese maple. One of the best reticulated (netted) varieties, it can show so many colors at one time, especially in the spring and early summer. Foliage turns golden orange in fall.

4-6 feet Full Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER palmatum ‘Emperor 1’ (syn. Red Emperor) Japanese Maple

Purple foliage similar to A. ‘Bloodgood’, but leafs out later in the season, helping it to avoid spring frosts.

15-20 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER palmatum ‘Grandma Ghost’ Japanese Maple

Vibrant green and white variegations on the leaves of this upright Japanese maple give it a unique appearance. The leaf veins are prominent with multicolored reticulation (netting) further adding to the contrast turning Uber/salmon colors in fall A unique plant that really glows!

6-7 feet Full Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER palmatum ‘Inabe Shidare’ Japanese Maple

A lace-leaf Japanese maple with deep purple spring foliage, turning more red in summer then to fiery red in fall.

5-6 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub Acer palmatum ‘Koto No Ito’ Japanese Maple

A small tree with cascading very finely divided leaves emerging with crimson shades then turn bright green for summer. Fall foliage is a brilliant golden-yellow.

6-10 feet Full Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER palmatum ‘Manyo No Sato’ Japanese Maple

Spectacular leaf coloration distinguishes this upright, but broad, form of Japanese maple. Very deeply divided, narrow leaf lobes display reliable light yellow-green and purple-red variegation, producing a striking effect. In fall, leaves turn orange to red.

6-8 feet Full Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER palmatum ‘Orangeola’ Japanese Maple

A cultivar with a mounding habit and dissected orange-red foliage in the spring.  Fall color is also a fiery orange to red.

3-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER palmatum ‘Red Dragon’ Japanese Maple

A compact, slow-growing, dissected form that typically matures over time in an upright-pendulous mound to 6-8′ tall. Leaves emerge bright red in spring and mature to burgundy red in summer before finally changing to crimson red in fall.

6-8 feet Full Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER palmatum ‘Red Emperor’ Japanese Maple

Similar to A. ‘Bloodgood’, but leafs out later in the season, helping it to avoid spring frosts.

15-20 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER palmatum ‘Spring Delight’ Japanese Maple

Soft green, heavily dissected leaves with pinkish red margins in the spring. In summer, the foliage then turns to vivid green prior to putting on a dazzling autumn show of assorted bright orange hues.

7-8 feet Full Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER palmatum ‘Summer Gold’ Japanese Maple

Bright gold foliage matures to light green. Can be grown in full sun without burning.

10-12 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER palmatum ‘Viridis’ Japanese Maple

Lacy green foliage on a mounding small tree.

12-15 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER palmatum ‘Waterfall’ Japanese Maple

A cascading form with vivid green dissected leaves and gold fall color. 

12-15 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER palmatum ‘Yama Nishiki’ Snow Peak Japanese Maple

Strong white variegation on the leaf margins make this a striking plant.  Grows into a small upright tree.  Keep out of afternoon sun for best coloration.

8-10 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER pseudoplatanus ‘Eskimo Sunset’ Sycamore Maple

Small tree with fabulous pink-splashed foliage. Best in some shade.

20-25 feet Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER pseudosieboldianum ‘Arctic Jade’ Korean Maple

A hardier selection to sub for Japanese Maples with large, green, deeply cut leaves reminiscent of A. japonicum ‘Aconitifolium’, with an excellent branching habit. In autumn, the foliage is a brilliant display of orange and red tones.

15-20 feet Full Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub ACER pseudosieboldianum ‘Ice Dragon’ Jack Frost Korean Maple

From Iseli Nursery’s Jack Frost hybrids, this cultivar has a more cascading habit and finely dissected foliage.  Leaves emerge orange-red before turning green then color up again in the fall.

8-10 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub ACER pseudosieboldianum ‘North Wind’ Jack Frost Korean Maple

From Iseli Nursery’s Jack Frost hybrids, this cultivar has new growth emerging red, maturing green then back to brilliant scarlet-orange in the autumn.

20-25 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub ACER rubrum ‘Vanity’ Red Maple

Shrimp pink spring growth matures to green and white on this dense-growing red maple.  Becomes more pink to red in the fall. If conditions are ideal, could exceed its expected growth rate. Clay tolerant.

20-40 feet Sun/Part Shade 4
Tree/Shrub ACER saccharum ‘Apollo’ Columnar Sugar Maple

A semi-dwarf, narrow-growing cultivar with all the branches growing upward.

30 feet tall by 10 feet wide Sun 4
Tree/Shrub ACER saccharum ‘Monumentale’ Columnar Sugar Maple

A VERY narrow growing cultivar with all the branches growing upward. When 12 feet tall its only 1 foot wide!

12-15 feet Sun 4
Tree/Shrub ACER shirasawanum ‘Aureum’ Full Moon Maple

Beautifully rounded leaves of soft gold. Best in light shade.

9-10 feet Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER shirasawanum ‘Autumn Moon’ Full Moon Maple

Rusty colored leaves radiate in an almost circular pattern. A medium-sized shrubby tree.

12-15 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER shirasawanum ‘Blue Moon’ Full Moon Maple

Bronze spring foliage becomes yellow-green in the summer.  A sister seedling to A. ‘Moonrise’ and more chartreuse than A. ‘Aureum’.

10-15 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER shirasawanum ‘Jordan’ Full Moon Maple

A bright yellow foliage form that holds its color well through the summer.  Sun tolerant and vigorous.  Fabulous fall color in gold and reds.

15-20 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER shirasawanum ‘Kawaii’ Full Moon Maple

A low, mounding cultivar with dissected foliage colorful through the season.  Emerging leaves are red, turning green with a red edge then back to red in the fall!

2 feet tall by 4 feet wide Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER shirasawanum ‘Microphyllum’ Full Moon Maple

Small, bright green foliage that matures to chartreuse, followed by vibrant fall color; an ideal accent for smaller garden areas growing wider than tall.

10-15 feet Full Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER shirasawanum ‘Moonrise’ Full Moon Maple

Emerging spring leaves are a vivid carmine red with lime green veins. Mature foliage is gold. More sun tolerant than A. shirasawanum ‘Aureum’.  Strong, upright branching form.

10-15 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER shirasawanum ‘Mr. Sun’ Full Moon Maple

From Buchholz Nursery, a cultivar with very sharply pointed green foliage reminiscent of a child’s drawing of the sun.  Yellow to orange fall color.

10-12 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER shirasawanum ‘Royalty’ Red Full Moon Maple

An upright deciduous tree with a broad canopy. Foliage is deep purple in spring with long narrow leaf lobes. Fall color ranges from orange to red to purple.

8-10 feet Full Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER sieboldianum ‘Kumoi Nishiki’ Siebold's Maple

Green foliage is heavily mottled with white. Striking in the fall when the leaves turn shades of orange and red. Strong-growing small tree.  Considered hardier than some Acer palmatum varieties.

10-12 feet Sun/Part Shade 5
Tree/Shrub ACER sieboldianum ‘Mikasa Yama’ Siebold's Maple

A hardy cultivar with new growth pubescent pale green on a narrow upright tree.  Fall color brilliant yellow to orange.

12-15 feet Sun/Part Shade 5