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Acer palmatum 'Yellow Threads'

'Yellow Threads' is a recent addition to Buchholz Nursery's collection. The slender, strap-like leaves come in a striking yellow-green shade that is particularly impressive in the spring. As per Talon's website, this variety of tree can grow up to 8ft in height and 6ft in width over a decade, with a broad canopy. The leaves of 'Yellow Threads' turn bright yellow and orange in the autumn season. There's a limited stock of these trees available, so grab one before they sell out! This tree variety is best suited to Zones 5 through 9.

Acer palmatum 'Pung Kil'

'Pung Kil' is a stunning Japanese maple variety introduced from South Korea. It boasts the darkest foliage among all the wind-swept Japanese maples. Its thin red strap leaves sway gracefully in the wind, creating a mesmerizing sight. In spring, the leaves emerge as a deep red and maintain their color throughout most of the summer. As the fall approaches, the leaves transform into bright oranges and crimson reds, adding a burst of color to any yard. 'Pung kil' is a slow grower, reaching a height of 6-7 ft in 10 years. It is an ideal choice for any yard due to its ability to hold color well and slow growth rate. This variety is named after Mr. Pung Kil of Chollipo Arboretum in South Korea and can thrive in Zones 5 through 9.

Acer palmatum 'Beni Otake'

'Beni otake' is an exquisite linearilobum variety of Japanese maple created by Ed Wood, featuring an upright growth habit. Its slender and lengthy deep burgundy leaves bear a striking resemblance to bamboo, which inspired the name 'Beni otake', meaning "red bamboo". This stunning tree maintains its vibrant color even in full sun and can thrive in partial shade with filtered light. Over a span of 15 years, 'Beni otake' can grow up to 15 ft, making it an ideal choice for adding an exotic touch to any landscape. This cultivar is best suited for planting in Zones 5 through 9.

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