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Acer palmatum 'Butterfly'
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Acer palmatum 'Butterfly'

Variegated Japanese Maple

This vase-shaped tree has small, dainty, variegated (blue-green and white) leaves with a light tinge of pink. In fall, the creamy margins become a blazing magenta. Consider this elegant tree for a dramatic entry planting in full sun or light shade. (Iseli Nursery)

Beautiful variegated foliage
Yellow fall color tinged with magenta
Great small tree for small yard or garden
Great specimen tree
Height: 8-15 Feet
Spread: 8-10 Feet
Zone: 5-8
Color: Green

Variegated Japanese Maple Characteristics & Attributes

Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
Full sun to part shade
Part Sun
Part Shade
Soil Moisture Needs
Good Drainage
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Early Spring
Growth Rate
Perennial Border
Wildflower Garden
Specimen Planting
Accent Plant
Rock Garden
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Early Spring
Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips for Variegated Japanese Maple

Prune as needed to keep overall shape of tree. Pruning is best done in mid-winter when branch structure is fully visible and to prevent excessive bleeding that can occur with spring pruning.

Interesting Notes

Acer palmatum 'Butterfly' is a small tree with a rounded habit.  This tree will make a great patio tree or specimine in a small garden. Beautiful dainty, variegated (blue-green and white) leaves with a light tinge of pink.

Garden Location
Iseli Nursery, Boring Oregon