Acer palmatum Bihou. First photo is courtesy of Talon Buchholz. Second photo shows a Bihou in the winter as part of our inventory.
A delightful small tree becomes a maple for all seasons – with pink-flushed light yellow-green leaves in the spring becoming light to mid green for the summer, then turning a very bright yellow often with red tones in the fall. The pink-flushed yellow shoots become an eye-catching orange to apricot-yellow for the winter. The various hues of yellow color hold well through the winter. The cold temperatures bring out the color in the bark as it is for coral bark maples. In Japanese the name means ‘beautiful mountain range’. Estimated height in 10 years is 8′ with a width of about 4′. The name is pronounced [bee – ho]
First photo is courtesy of Talon Buchholz. A collector’s choice. Once established this cultivar is hardy to USDA zone 5.