Acer palmatum Butterfly

Michael J. McGroarty
Perry, Ohio 44081 Copyright 2011

‘Butterfly’ is a spectacular small, upright Japanese maple from the palmatum family that is sure to dazzle the eye.  Slow growing and often dwarf in appearance, ‘Butterfly’ has a very interesting display of leaf sizes and shapes.  Not to mention the vivid variegations and the array of colors that this tree presents.

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Butterfly has a bark that is almost lime green in color with greyish overtones.  To say that this tree is a dense grower would be an understatement.  It grows so dense and thick that reaching into the head of the tree would be difficult at best.  From the time the leaves form in the spring until they drop at the start of winter, this tree is an ever changing display of pinks, greens, cream and magenta.

This is just one of several trees in my collection that has a spell over me.  I wish I could explain it better, but I can’t.  I have one in my landscape that is just outside of the garage, so I walk past this tree many times a week and cannot pass by without admiring it’s beauty.

Enjoy!

Acer palmatum 'Butterfly'

Acer palmatum 'Butterfly'

 

Acer palmatum Butterfly

Acer palmatum Butterfly

 

Butterfly Japanese Maple

Butterfly Japanese Maple

 

Butterfly Japanese Maple

Butterfly Japanese Maple

 

Acer palmatum 'Butterfly'

Acer palmatum 'Butterfly'

 

Japanese Maple Butterfly

Japanese Maple Butterfly

 

Acer palmatum 'Butterfly'

Acer palmatum 'Butterfly'

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3 thoughts on “Acer palmatum Butterfly

  1. Pat on said:

    Love these, they are beautiful.

    Thanks….I may come back in a while and look again. Hope that’s ok.

    Pat

  2. Blair on said:

    Taylor, I had to stop payments to be on the forum a month or two ago, but would really like to start up again. Would you email me and let me know what you need me to do to get going again? I sure will appreciate it. I am planning on starting my backyard nursery, and must be on the board to do that.

    Thank you,
    Blair Caldwell

  3. Blair on said:

    By the way, I love these Butterfly Maples! I would like to know if this variety would do alright in the shade in southern California, zone 8B, the high desert. My sister had a beautiful red maple that did fine here in the shade. But I know that they are all different.
    Thank you,
    Blair

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