It can be difficult to find Japanese maples that offer distinctive traits and qualities that stand apart from the crowd. Fortunately, ‘Sagara Nishiki’ walks to its own tune with green leaves edged with a broad yellow margin. Though this sounds rather common, the margin presents itself in a matchless pattern that blends refinement with eccentricity. Each leaf is a bit different along the upright, strong growing stems. Spring growth often brings pink tones to the party while fall adds a touch of orange.