Acer pseudosieboldianum North Wind

Limited availability May

Acer 'North Wind' fall colour Whitehouse Display Gardens

Korean Maple

'North Wind'® is the flagship of the Jack Frost® maple group. It is a cross between a Japanese Maple and a Korean species. North Wind grows into an elegant small tree that has proven its hardiness in our garden and in many field trials. It makes an outstanding substitute for a Japanese Maple. The palmate leaves emerge red in spring changing to green by midsummer. Showy pink samaras standout against the green summer foliage. When other fall color has faded in northern landscapes, North Wind® continues the show with dramatic tones of orange and scarlet. 

  • Height: 6 m (20 ft)
  • Spread: 4.6 m (15 ft)
  • Hardiness: Zone 4-9
  • Sun or Shade: sun to partial shade
  • Leaf Colour: green with bright orange fall colour
  • Bloom Colour: pink samaras

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Plant in moist, humus-enriched soil. Good drainage is important. It is salt tolerant. .Prune to maintain a desired shape and size and to remove broken and dead branches. It is best to prune in late winter when the plant is dormant, prior to sap flowing.