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Acer palmatum

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More About Acer palmatum

  • Planted for their graceful habit
  • Green leaves in the summer turn to orange purple and red in the fall
  • Broad to rounded, often low branching
  • Small reddish-purple blooms are followed by red samaras
  • Bloom Time: April

Zone:

5

Height:

6-7 m

Spread:

6-7 m
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Japanese Maple Growing and Maintenance Tips

Best planted in a well-drained soil with high organic matter. Japanese maples are grown as specimen trees or multi-stemmed plants. Any pruning should be done in summer. Mulch well, but avoid heaping mulch against the stem. Most cultivars need full sun or partial shade. 


Acer palmatum Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Fragrant
Fragrant

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Habit

Vase-shape
Multi-stem/Clump form
Rounded

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Acer palmatum

Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki Akame'

Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki Akame'

Osakazuki Akame Japanese Maple