Miss Piggy

Acer Palmatum Group: Sapindaceae


A beautiful and unique tree. The buds on this Japanese maple do not grow in the opposite pairing, often even containing heavy fasciated growth. The new growth may even have branching that twists and curls like a pigs tail. Unfurls its leaves from bright pink petioles that provide an extra, but short spring display. The leaves are a darker green that change to a purple near the edges. By mid-summer the leaves are a bright green. During the secondary flushes it often has bright pink new growth. In the fall, turns orange-red. The overall habit is dense with unique structures due to this unique bud structure.


Height: 1.2 - 1.8 metres