Field of Science

Friday Fabulous Flower - Fall Color

Why do we love Japanese maples? Simply put, they are beautiful plants. The Phactors have just acquired three new maples to landscape the renovated lily pond and they promise to be spectacular. Although still small this Acer japonicum 'aconitifolium' will be fantastic when it reaches 15 feet tall some time in the middle of the century. If pyschic, please let me know. This particular variety has highly disected leaves, "fern-leafed" to some. And while this isn't a flower, it does provide some great color.

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