Fowler Maples

This variegated Japanese maple has a unique speckled or mottled appearance.  The coloring is somewhat inconsistent from year to year; it varies from solid white in the spring to almost solid green.  'Ukigumo' is surprisingly hardy considering its degree of variegation.


White pink and green mottling in spring

Green with white specks in summer

Deep yellow in fall


Strongly upright

Moderately slow when strongly variegated

Approximate mature size:

15 to 20 feet tall

10 to 15 feet wide