Acer palmatum 'Butterfly'
- Height: 10 - 12 feet (3 - 3.7m)
- Width: 4 - 6 feet (1.2 - 1.8m)
- Hardiness: -29°C (-20°F)
- USDA Zone: 5b
- Light: Partial Shade or Full Sun
Acer palmatum 'Butterfly' has small serrated green leaves with white margins in the spring. Sometimes the margins will emerge pink and at times the whole leaf will appear all white. We find this cultivar's variegations last fairly well into summer. Fall colors are a nice blend of purples and reds. 'Butterfly' is forms an upright vase shape and grows 10' tall x 4' wide in 10 years. A very good choice for those seeking a mid sized tree with exceptional variegation.
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Random pure white leaves
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Overall view of mature specimen
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