This recent introduction from Japan is strikingly unique and amazing. It leafs in the early spring with rich green palmatum leaves over a bright yellow bark creating a dynamic contrast that will grab anyone's attention. In late fall, the foliage turns to bright yellows to oranges.
In the winter garden, 'Bihou' makes a statement with its bright yellow branching and upright Japanese maple habit. This selection does best when given dry conditions with consistent watering. Morning sun with protection from the hot afternoon sun is recommended in the deep south while full sun is recommended further north where the sun is not as intense. This provides the best yellow coloration and the best growth from this plant. This unique Japanese maple is a must for most gardens. This tree will be 10-12 ft in 15 years.
The first photo was taken by our good friend at Plant Man Landscaping.