The fiery orange leaves with hints of gold are causing visitors from all regions of the country to react with glee and amazement. Believe it or not I am talking about a maple, here in the Deep South — Savannah, Ga., of all places.
Botanically, it is known as Acer oliveranum ssp. formosanum. But don’t let the big words deter you. This is a spectacular tree known as Oliver’s Taiwanese maple, or Chinese maple, and is hardy from zones 6 to 9. It is second to none when it comes to color.
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