Japanese Maple “Garnet”

This Japanese Maple “Garnet” was one of the first trees (or plants of any kind) that I planted in our yard. I am very fond of it.

It was looking especially vibrant today, having just this week developed its Autumn color.

Since old man winter is predicted to make an appearance tomorrow – very low temperatures, but no snow – I thought that I would get some photos while the weather was nice.

It was very windy today, so despite the warm weather (almost 80 degrees F.) it was a challenge to get good pictures.

The one above is my favorite. I had to climb inside the tree to get it, which must have been quite a sight for my neighbors. The tree is a petite and delicate specimen and its tallest branch just brushes my ribcage.

But as they say, good things come in small packages.

21 responses to “Japanese Maple “Garnet”

  1. My husband would be jealous – we have one about 5′ tall we grow in a large pot for the deck in the summer. In winter it is brought into the garage which is just kept above freezing. It’s survived several seasons now – but it would be nice to have one that could survive our Ottawa valley winters.

    • It is interesting to hear that the tree survives the winter inside your garage. I tried that with potted roses and it did not work. Our winter temperatures can be erratic. My garnet has had die-back on the branches several years.

  2. Wonderful tree! Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚
    Have a nice Sunday!
    In Romania it’s a sunny day!
    Cristina πŸ™‚

    • Thank you, Cristina! I am glad that you are having a nice day. It is cold, grey and damp here today. Our weather always changes back and forth so quickly!

  3. I have one of those on my lawn. It’s at least 25 years old now and rather large. When it turns bright red/orange in the fall, it is breathtaking.

    • I’m curious to hear that yours is large. Ours is under 4-feet tall and I planted it 12.5 years ago. It has about doubled in size in that time.

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