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ACER palmatum 'Taiyo nishiki'
A pretty Japanese cultivar that is quite different to any of our others. The deeply lobed leaves are daintily margined with creamy-yellow to pink. Upright in habit but best in shade. 3m. This one can be prone to reversion (somehow surprisingly, it was a sport from 'Asahizuru' - so the reversion is not unattractive...it's just not what it's meant to be!)

ACER palmatum 'Tamahime'
Small green leaves casually layered give a very Japanese feel to this one. The autumn colours are some of the best oranges and reds. Pleasingly vigorous when young, this is a splendid cultivar which will quickly give the desired effect in your garden, safe in the knowledge that it will never grow into a large tree. Initially upright in habit, it will broaden and fill out with maturity. Expect 3-4m in 10 years.

ACER palmatum 'Tana' 
A real beauty! The leaves are large and when young have a conspicuous purple tip. Golden yellow and red autumn colours. Upright in habit to 4m.

ACER palmatum 'Taro yama'
A delightful small-growing cultivar from Japan which is deceptively vigorous when young. The young growth is an attractive yellow-orange with deep pink margins, changing to light green. 2-3m.

ACER palmatum 'Tiger Rose'
Another wonderful introduction from Oregon, from Talon Buchholz's Flora Wonder Collection. A chance seedling from 'Azuma murasaki', rose-pink suffuses the otherwise light green spring foliage, before maturing to cream. 2m by a little less, with such a graceful, slightly pendulous habit. On our exposed site, it does better with a little shade and wind protection.

ACER palmatum 'Tiny Tim' 
A delightful dwarf which we acquired from Australia. Very much a classic palmatum in leaf shape and colour, it is pleasantly vigorous when young. Excellent orange autumn colours. 1-2m

ACER palmatum 'Tobiosho'
Essentially giving the summer appearance of a classic green palmatum, this one was selected in the autumn of 1982 when it stood out from the crowd by virtue of its electric-scarlet autumn colour. It was named after Milt Tobie, the production manager at Iseli Nursery in Oregon who spotted it.

ACER palmatum 'Trompenburg' 
Introduced by the Rotterdam Arboretum of the same name, the leaves of this striking purple palmatum look shiny with the leaf margins rolled down almost forming a tube. Scarlet autumn colour. Strong growing and often angular when young. 4-5m 

ACER palmatum 'Tsuchigomo'
Attractive and compact, yet growing to 3m. Rusty red leaves quickly turn green with crimson and red tints in autumn. The distinctive leaves have long lobes, tapering to sharp points.

ACER palmatum 'Tsukasa Silhouette'
This is a great plant with a brilliant future as gardens seemingly become ever smaller. The green summer foliage is typical of the species, whilst the fiery red autumn colour is as gorgeous as you would expect. However, what makes it stand apart is the narrowness of habit. With the potential to reach 6m or so in height after 25 years, even then it will only be 1.5m across. Just to prove that every garden really does have room for a maple!

ACER palmatum 'Tsuma gaki'
What fabulous foliage! The larger than normal leaves droop daintily as they unfold on this stiffly bushy plant. They are a striking yellow-green with distinct red tips. 2m

ACER palmatum 'Twombly's Red Sentinel'
Discovered by American Nurseryman Ken Twombly as a witches broom on A. palmatum 'Bloodgood', this is another great plant. Bright reddish-purple young growth matures to rich purple through the summer before turning scarlet again in autumn, when its leaves are held for a particularly long time. Upright in habit as a young plant, it will fill out at maturity to achieve a size in the order of 5m tall by 2-3m wide after some 25 years.

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