Maple (Acer Jack Frost® North Wind®)

Trade name information:
Series: Jack Frost®
Trade Name: North Wind®
Cultivar name: 'Islnw'
Also sold as:
Acer x pseudosieboldianum

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Plant Height: 20 feet
Plant Spread: 20 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Other: Leaves open reddish, turn green in summer, then brilliant orange in fall
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Shade Tree


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Location: Cedarhome, WashingtonDate: 2014-11-04
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Location: Cedarhome, WashingtonDate: 2013-05-08Spring/summer color
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Posted by Bonehead (Pacific NW - Zone 8b) on Jul 15, 2017 9:54 AM

This is a cross between a Japanese maple (Acer palmatum) and Korean maple (A. pseudosieboldianum), bred by Isili Nursery to withstand colder winters, and is hardy to Zone 4. The leaves open up red in spring, fade to bright green in the summer, then burst into brilliant orange in the fall. Definitely a head-turner.

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