15 September 2006

Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum'

Spring is the time when plants go berserk with flowering, as we know. Here though is the tiny delicate flower of one of the Japanese maples. You have to be really paying attention to see these in the garden because they come and go very quickly, just a couple of days really - plus they really are very tiny.

Anyway we don't grow maples for their flowers do we - the main show is in the leaves. Posted by Picasa


  1. Is it really a flower? I have such a tree at home, and I thought that it was a leaf that has yet to grow and unfurl.

  2. Yes they really are flowers. Look closely and you can see the difference between new leaves and the flowers. Also the maples seed prolifically and seeds come from........yep flowers.