Butterfly Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Butterfly'
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WOW! This is the most exciting Japanese Maple we have ever seen!! The upright, vase shape and pink-tinted variegated leaves make this dwarf maple a huge hit!  This tree definitely puts on a show with its lacy leaves. In spring enjoy silvery-green leaves with creamy white margins that have fabulous pink highlights. In fall the leaves take on a deep scarlet red color that is just out of this world. 

This striking variety is a perfect accent or focal tree for water, rock, or meditation gardens as well as decks, patios and anywhere you need a pop of color and style! Plan for a mature height of about 10 feet and spread of about 5 or 6 feet. This variety is great for containers and will stay smaller when grown in pots.

Key Features

  • Rare variegated foliage! Add excitement and peace to your landscape with one tree!
  • Great for small and urban yards. This stunning dwarf tree will fit just about anywhere! Its upright nature and non-invasive roots mean this tree can even be planted close to your foundation!
  • Perfect tree for creating an amazing getaway in your own yard! Add beauty, style, color, and tranquility with the Butterfly Japanese Maple!
  • Great for containers. When you can't plant, Japanese maples are trees that grow well in pots. You'll love having your own little tree to brighten up your space!

Pro Tip: Remember this tree loves water so don't neglect its needs especially if you plan to grow your Butterfly Japanese Maple in a pot. Japanese maples do have some drought tolerance once established, but regular watering will give you a faster growing, healthier tree and can even prevent or minimize leaf scorch.

growing zone 5-8
Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Acidic, Adaptable, Fertile, Well-drained
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Shade, Part Sun
Drought Tolerance Semi
Mature Height 8-10 Feet
Mature Width 5-6 Feet
Fall Color Red
Bloom Color Red

How To Care

When planting your Butterfly Japanese Maple be sure you have the right location and conditions for your new tree to thrive. Spring and fall are ideal times to plant. However, if you avoid extreme temperatures you can plant your Maple almost any time of the year.

Japanese Maples tolerate full sun to part shade. Choose part sun/shade unless you are in a cooler growing zone, like a 5, 6, or 7. In sunny spots you may see some leaf scorch when these trees are young, especially if they are not getting adequate water. Keep your tree watered if you do notice leaf scorch, but don't panic. Leaf Scorch is not going to affect the overall health of your tree. Japanese Maples prefer soil that is well-drained, but moist, neutral to slightly acidic, and nutrient rich. However, Japanese Maples will adapt to a variety of soils. Mulching will keep the roots moist and protect them from extreme temperatures in winter. Add a layer of 2 inches of mulch. Do not allow the mulch to touch the trunk as this increases the chances of pests and disease. Japanese Maples should be watered often enough to keep the soil moist. Do not allow the soil to dry completely or be overly saturated. Either condition can harm a Japanese Maple. Fertilize in early spring and when planting to give your tree a boost. Choose a slow release fertilizer. Japanese Maples don't generally require pruning, but, if needed, prune when they are dormant to remove any dead, dying, or crowded branches, or to maintain shape.

The best way to prevent disease and pests is by providing the appropriate care for your plants. Proper location choice, watering, and fertilization are the keys to your success. Japanese maples don't tend to have problems with pests and disease unless they are unhealthy, weakened trees. The Bloodgood Japanese MapleWeeping Japanese Maple or Coral Bark Japanese Maple could also be an alternative.

Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Acidic, Adaptable, Fertile, Well-drained
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Shade, Part Sun
Drought Tolerance Semi
Mature Height 8-10 Feet
Mature Width 5-6 Feet
Fall Color Red
Bloom Color Red

Landscape Ideas

The Butterfly Japanese Maple is a perfect accent or focal tree for water, rock or meditation gardens.  Plant in a mixed bed with Junipers for out of this world texture and contrast. Add a few rocks and your neighbors will think you hired a professional!

For additional options, be sure to check out our Japanese Maple collection.

Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Acidic, Adaptable, Fertile, Well-drained
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Shade, Part Sun
Drought Tolerance Semi
Mature Height 8-10 Feet
Mature Width 5-6 Feet
Fall Color Red
Bloom Color Red

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