Japanese Maples are addictive. They are interesting in form, leaf color in spring, summer and fall, and of course bark. I have over 30 selections at Acorn Hill. A favorite in fall is Dancing Peacock, Acer japonicum ‘Aconitifolium’. Depending on the weather, the leaves will be orange, red, and some years neon scarlet. The leaf shape is ferny and flutters in the wind – hence the Dancing Peacock reference.
This little drawing is of Dancing Peacock showing the golden tones the tree may have in some years.
This is a collection of Japanese Maple leaves from Acorn Hill, October 25, 2015. The Dancing Peacock leaf is bottom left. Notice how much larger this leaf is than most of the others.