Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Acer 'Bloodgood' - Maple

A maple I love using is Acer Bloodgood. The dark red foliage is stunning with so many combinations.These trees are at my office, and what I love about them is how the colour of the leaves changes depending on the sun's position. They glow quite a brilliant red when the sun is behind them, then a dark moody burgundy from the front. Hard to capture on camera, obviously!

The sun lights up the leaves from behind
Acer 'Bloodgood' shown here with an adjacent hedge of my favourite camellia - Takanini.
Camellia Takanini - fast growing and very long flowering season
Colour combinations are a particular passion of mine - and the maple is really dramatic to work with all sorts of other plants. Heuchera Palace purple, Euphorbia Chameleon, Physocarpus Shady Lady, flaxes, etc. Limitless. Love it!

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