Japanese Maples


There are over 3000 Japanese maples and 200 varieties at Gibbs Gardens. These ornamental trees display beautiful foliage in the spring, summer and fall.

Every year Jim Gibbs adds more to the collection. Some are propagated from seedlings in the Gardens and others are select cultivars like ‘Ryusen’ which is a weeping form that turns brilliant shades of orange and red late in the autumn.

A favorite selection that offers interest in every season is Acer patu‘Sangu Kaku,’ also known as the coral bark maple for its coral colored bark, especially evident on new growth.

Japanese MapleReflections in the waterColorful Japanese Maples at Gibbs Gardens