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NYU Garden Shop Plant of the Week, Tuesday, March 22, 2011

March 22, 2011

NYU Garden Shop Plant of the Week
By Head Gardener, George Reis
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Coral Bark Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Sango Kaku') at Glucksman Ireland House

Flowers are only one element of the garden.  Especially in winter, we rely on other features like bark, foliage, and form to attract our interest. Coral Bark Japanese Maple is a prime example of a plant with great winter appeal.  The eye-catching bright red bark stands out in the winter landscape, especially in the snow.  This specimen was planted in front of the Glucksman Ireland House (click for map) on Fifth Avenue in the spring of 2009 and has thrived in this spot.  Watch out for the emerging 7-lobed bright green leaves on this tree as spring comes along!


Previous Plants of the Week:

Hamamelis

Mar 18, 2011
NYU Garden Shop Plant of the Week---Witch-hazel (Hamamelis x intermedia) at #2 Washington Square Village Lobby Garden. (interior of Washington Square Village, W 3rd Street just west of Mercer)

Crocus Species

Mar 8, 2011
Crocus species mix on Bleecker Street side of NYU Coles Sports Center

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NYU Garden Shop Plant of the Week, Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Coral Bark Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Sango Kaku') at Glucksman Ireland House


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