Acer palmatum Peaches and Cream
'Peaches and Cream' has leaves with a creamy white base and dark green veining. The tips and margins are rose-red, and remain pink-edged through summer. The leaves sometimes have a crinkly appearance to them. The color pattern of 'Peaches and Cream' resembles those of 'Shigatatsu sawa', the seed parent, and 'Beni shigatatsu sawa', the pollen source. Arnold Teese of Yamina Rare Plants, Australia, developed this cultivar in 1976, and registered it several years after observation. This delicate tree will reach 5-10 feet tall in 10 years. 'Peaches and Cream' needs protection from hot sun.