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With elegant forms, delicate leaves, and captivating colors in spring, summer, and fall, Japanese maples can be living works of art. However, how do one choose from among the more than 1,000 recognized varieties that might show up in our local nurseries?

In the latest issue of the Arboretum Bulletin, landscape architect Jason Morse profiles five varieties that he has come to rely on over time for both stunning beauty and excellent local garden performance.

 Photo: Acer palmatum ‘Osakazuki’ starting to change color in the Woodland Garden at the Arboretum.