Wednesday, June 13, 2007


Radiant and luminescent are perfect adjectives for this Maple. Its name is Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum' (certainly a mouthful), which is a large shrub/small tree Maple that has beautiful yellow chartreuse foliage, and maintains it vibrancy all summer long. I keep mine in a very large pot on the deck and give it partial shade, along with some protection from strong winds. Other than occasional watering, it really requires little care. One day I'll have to get it into the garden, maybe locating it next to some dark forest green yews and small to intermediate sized conifers. That would be a great combination for contrast in colour and texture.