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Acer rufinerve 'Hatsu yuki'

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'Hatsuyuki' enchants in the spring with a delicate white dusting across its entire leaf. As summer unfolds, chlorophyll fills the leaf's center, leaving a striking white border around nearly every leaf. Come fall, 'Hatsuyuki' dazzles with a brilliant golden yellow hue, making it a standout in any garden.

A variegated selection of the snakebark maple, 'Hatsuyuki' is named for its bark's striking black and white striations on green, reminiscent of a snake's skin. This maple thrives with good drainage, so planting on a hill, bank, or raised bed is ideal. To protect its variegated leaves, provide shelter from the hot afternoon sun. Originally known in Japan as 'Hatsuyuki', it was also called 'Albolimbatum' when introduced to Western gardens. This upright and sometimes semi-pendulous tree can reach 10-12 feet in height and width over 15 years.

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