These lace leaf maples are intricate in detail from near and far. Most varieties need to be grown in partial sun if you live in a hot summer area. A few Japanese maples can be grown in full sun but you need to check the tag to make sure. I’m fond of how they add interest to the edge of the tree line. They tuck just under the canopy of the trees and put this show on all summer long. I want one don’t you?
Phillip over at Gardens of a Golden Afternoon has a written an article on Acers and has examples of them. While you are over there, browse around his blog. He has an extensive photo library of rare and beautiful plants from all over the world.
Laceleaf Japanese maples will grow in containers, are grown as Bonsai trees, and are small on average. There is a site called
Lace Leaf Maples if you would like more information and to know the requirements for each variety. The one below is not a Laceleaf but it is a Japanese maple and just as pretty.