Their vibrant colour and soft architectural form add a great focal point to the overall look of a garden. In many examples of my work, I always try to incorporate a Japanese Maple in the planting plan.
Most often when planning the gardens for the front yard of a home, the Japanese Maple is a must for me... it serves as a "sign post" to draw a visitor's attention to the front entrance of the home. The garden tells a story for your guests... it should always lead a visitor to the front door of the home. The bright colours of the Japanese Maple will attract a person's eye and if carefully placed, it will allow the visitor to instantly find the front door of the home!