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Acer palmatum 'Nishiki gawa'

'Nishiki gawa' is an incredibly popular variety of Japanese maple in Japan, known for its distinctive "pinebark" appearance. As the tree matures, the juvenile bark transforms into a striking pine-like texture, giving it a unique charm. With its classic appeal, 'Nishiki gawa' is a wonderful addition to any garden, offering a one-of-a-kind aesthetic. Over a span of 15 years, this cultivar can grow to heights of 10-12 feet. Moreover, its fall foliage presents a beautiful spectrum of colors, ranging from yellow to orange-red. Due to its captivating bark, 'Nishiki gawa' is also highly sought after in the bonsai trade.

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