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Acer japonicum 'Branford Beauty (ex: Nickou)'

Plant Type:


​​Acer japonicum ‘Branford Beauty’ (ex: Nickou) – is a beautiful, open upright tree with deeply incised foliage very reminiscent of some of the refined weeping, cut-leaf Acer palmatum forms. Each leaf is composed of even narrower, lacier fully incised lobes than A. japonicum ‘Green Cascade’ or ‘Aconitifolium’. Leaves turn brilliant red in the autumn before exposing the handsome framework made of smooth gray branches. This was a seedling selection made by Nick Nickou in Branford, Connecticut. Site ‘Branford Beauty’ in full to three-quarters sun planted in fertile soil. Established potted 'Branford Beauty', cutting grown.

In regards to autumn planting: Generally we caution that plants near and at the northern end of their climate range are best considered for spring planting so they have a chance to settle in and grab hold to their new environs. If you purchase a tricky plant now and it perishes in the winter please understand that we will not take responsibility. If you are uncertain be prudent, wait until spring.



10-15 ft


10-15 ft

Characteristics and Attributes for Acer japonicum 'Branford Beauty (ex: Nickou)'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Early Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Four Seasons

Interesting Bark

  • Smooth

Autumn Interest

  • Autumn Leaf Color


  • Sun Tolerant
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Dappled Shade
  • Full Sun


  • Specimen
  • Alee

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow


  • Fertile


  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown