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Grower's Pick

From growing unique specimen conifers, large box trees to hundreds of various plant species, Bushnell Nursery offers locally grown plant and tree material that has not only acclimated to our local seasonal weather but also possess the superiority and value that the Bushnell name and reputation carries.  Here, our grower will share with you, his own seasonal picks that you won't want to miss!


Japanese Maples

Acer shirasawanum ‘Autumn Moon’ , Golden Full Moon Maple
Acer palmatum 'Mikawa yatsubusa'

Japanese Maples


Choose from our wide variety of Japanese Maples now at Bushnell's! Let our knowledgeable staff assist you in selecting the best cultivars for your garden.


Pictured above left:

Acer shirasawanum ‘Autumn Moon’

Golden Full Moon Maple

Useful as an accent or specimen, it is a deciduous large tree or shrub grown for its autumn color.  Leaves are a pale yellow in spring, darkening to a yellow green in summer. In fall leaves turn bright gold or orange to dark red, especially around margins. Exposure:  Partial to full sun, Grows slowly: 8’ - 12’ tall and 6’ – 8’ wide


Pictured above right:

Acer palmatum 'Mikawa yatsubusa'

This upright dwarf maple has outstanding structure, color, and dense foliage with overlapping leaves.  Color begins pale green in spring, leaves becoming medium green as they mature, and golden-orange with red tips in the fall.   Useful as an accent or specimen, it is beautiful planted in a container and is an outstanding specimen for bonsai.

Exposure:  Morning Sun to partial shade, Grows slowly: 6' - 8' tall


Japanese Maple Varieties Available at Bushnell’s include, but are not limited to: Autumn Moon, Beni Maiko, Bloodgood, Coral Bark, Emerald Lace, Emperor One, Filigree Lace, Katsara, Mikawa Yatsubusa, Orange Dream, Oregon Sunset, Pixie, Purple Ghost, Shaina, Shishigashira, Seriyu, Twomblys Red Sentinel.


Japanese Maple Care and Culture Basics:

Most are best in morning sun, but some will tolerate afternoon sun better than others.  All benefit from shading the roots on the south and west exposures with low shrubs or perennials with the same water requirements.  Except ‘Seriyu’, most lace leaves (dissectums) and those with thinner leaves (linearlobum) will show sunburn with too much hot afternoon sun. Japanese Maples thrive in rich, well drained soil with consistent moisture, especially in the hottest summer months.


They are very showy in spring when first leafing out, as well as in fall color.  They may be used as focal points or specimens in any type of garden, but are particularly at home in woodland type or Asian-inspired gardens.  Some dwarf types look especially good in large scale pottery.




Bushnell Gardens Nursery

5255 Douglas Blvd

Granite Bay, CA 95746

(916) 791-4199

Business Hours:

Open thru 1/6/18: 9am - 5pm

Closed for Inventory & Spring Prep:

Sun 1/7/18 - Friday 2/2/18

Reopening: Sat 2/3/18, 9am - 5pm







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