Winter Orange | Cultivar Spotlight
Acer palmatum 'Winter Orange'
'Winter Orange' is a new selection of winter interest Japanese maple that displays bright orange bark during the winter. The small green leaves on 'Winter Orange' turn bright yellow to orange in the fall. 'Winter Orange' is a vigorous grower, putting on quite a bit of growth at an early age. 'Winter Orange' may reach 12-14 ft in 10 years. 'Winter Orange' is a selection from Canada and is rumored to be extremely cold tolerant, as many claim that it was selected from a much colder zone, where many Japanese maples, especially coral bark Japanese maples, would not typically grow. Give 'Winter Orange' protection from the hot afternoon sun, with some morning sunlight to peak the intensity of the color of the orange bark. 'Winter Orange' enjoys being grown in Zones 6 through 9.