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Acer palmatum 'Butterfly'

Butterfly Japanese Maple

  • »  One of the most underused Japanese Maples
  • »  Deeply cut, small delicate leaves
  • »  Foliage emerges in spring and matures to a soft blue-green shade with a cream colored, pink tinged variegated edge
  • »  Curling leaves have a unique, attractive look
  • »  Slower-growing and smaller-scale for a Japanese Maple
  • »  Upright vase shape

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  • Category:Tree
  • Hardiness Zone:5-8
  • Height:8-10 Feet
  • Spread:8-10 Feet
  • Bloom Color: Green Shades

‘Butterfly’ has been around for a long time, but is still one of the most underused Japanese Maples and one of the best for giving you outstanding bang for the buck. One look at its incredible foliage will have you hooked right from the start as its emerging foliage is spectacular in the spring with pink margins surrounding deeply cut, small delicate leaves that mature as spring progresses to a soft blue-green shade with a cream colored, pink tinged variegated edge. This color, along with the texture and the fact that the mature leaves curl, give ‘Butterfly’ a unique and very attractive look that you’ll love. ‘Butterfly’ is one of the slowest growing, smallest scale Japanese Maples with its upright, vase shape being perfect for smaller spaces in sun or partial shade.

Attributes
Fall Color
Focal Point
Specimen
Foliage Color
Green
Multi-Color
Variegated
White
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Songbirds
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Early Color
Summer
Fall
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Habit
Upright
Soil Moisture
Average Water
Moist, Well-Drained