While the other leaves may be falling, the Japanese Maples are hitting their stride these last few days. I am overwhelmed at their beauty. Here’s a look at the variety on my daily leaping route. (But, shh! Don’t tell Miz Flora I featured them. At least this exotic plant is not invasive.)
First I want to show a comparison in size.
Here is a dwarf Japanese Maple in the foreground and a Red Maple, Acer rubrum behind it.
Japanese Maples can also be understory trees.
Hope you find some in your travels today.