Acer palmatum 'Tequila Sunset'
- Height: Unknown (new introduction)
- Width: Unknown (new introduction)
- Hardiness: -29°C (-20°F)
- USDA Zone: 5b
- Light: Partial Shade
Acer palmatum 'Tequila Sunset' is a new introduction that has stunning orange, red and purple variegations on the leaves in spring. It's a coloration that is unique to this Japanese maple and is reminiscent of the colors of the popular drink 'Tequila Sunrise'. Sometimes the leaves will emerge completely orange or even pink! One of the most stunning maples so far and offers year round color interest. As a new cultivar, growth characteristics are still unknown. Very rare in production and will be highly sought after in the coming years.
'Tequila Sumset' is prone to reversion. Any reverted leaves and branches must be pruned off. One of the more highre maintenance Japanese Maples but an annual prune will keep this beauty in pristine colors. More of a collectors maple.
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Absolutely stunning - Photo Credit: Buccholz Nursery
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Fresh spring foliage