Acer palmatum Glowing Embers
'Glowing Embers' is not your average run-of-the-mill Japanese maple. It is an eye-catching Georgia Gold Medal Winner in 2005. This stunning tree was developed by University of Georgia horticulture professor Michael Dirr, and chosen for its tolerance to heat and not-so-perfect soil conditions. Its leaves emerge green in spring on red branches. This lovely green color lasts through summer with very little leaf scorch. Glowing Embers handles Tennessee summers with true Southern style! Its dense canopy will provide shade where space is limited. In fall, these leaves turn a kaleidoscope of reds, oranges, and yellows which resemble the colors of glowing embers. This tree will reach an average height of 15 feet in ten years.