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Japanese Maple 'Butterfly'


Deciduous shrub or small tree with variegated foliage. Deeply lobed leaves are gray-green with creamy white margins. The edges are often pink in spring and turn scarlet to magenta in fall.

Acer palmatum 'Butterfly'

Fruit Characteristics

Fruit type : Samara - dry winged fruit

Fruit season : Fall

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf notes : White portions of the leaves turn scarlet to magenta in fall

Leaf length : 3"

Leaf shape : 5-9 deeply toothed lobes

Leaf color : Variegated - Grey-green with white & pink margins

Flower Characteristics

Flower color :Purple

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Deciduous

Average size maturity width : < 7 ft.

Average size maturity height : < 7 ft.

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : -10 to -5 F (Z6a)

Sunset zone : 2-10, 12, 14-24

Water requirements : Regular

Light exposure : Partial Sun

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes