This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V29", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
This Japan maple - more properly Acer laentum, - when young makes two growths a year, and the second growth is of a beautiful winy red. When the tree gets older, it rarely makes these red leaves. There has now been produced in France a tricolored form. As given in the chromo-lithographs, it is very beautiful, the leaves being mottled with green, red and white. If this color comes on the regular foliage, and not merely on second growths, it will be a highly-prized addition to our ornamental maples.