Japanese maples come hundreds of varieties that grow no larger than a standard shrub
Photo: Nancy Andrews
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Japanese maples (Acer palmatum)

Nurseries carry hundreds of varieties, including many bushy or mounding trees that grow no larger than a standard shrub. Here, a red-leafed cultivar joins a spiky yucca and a variety of low-maintenance groundcovers—including a cascade of rocks—in a high-visibility, low-maintenance island near a driveway. Cold hardy to -10 degrees F.

Check the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map to see if you can grow this tree.

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