Acer Palmatum – Japanese maple trees (Acer palmatum) are actually native to Japan, China and Korea, and have been enjoyed for centuries, cultivated in gardens of exquisite beauty throughout these countries. With over 1,000 cultivars, Japanese maple trees come in an astonishing variety of colors, sizes and types.
Chinese Maple trees are a beautiful addition to any landscaping. They are often confused with the Japanese maple so make sure you know what you are purchasing when you select your tree. The scientific name is Acer discolor and this will prevent any confusion. The Chinese Maple bears glossy green leaves in the mid-spring. It will thrill you with its bright red foliage in the autumn months. Caring for a Chinese Maple is easy with basic knowledge of what types of soil and spacing this tree prefers.