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Acer palmatum 'Purple Ghost'

Series: Ghost

More About Acer palmatum 'Purple Ghost'

  • Upright, with a narrower habit than the species
  • Deep purple-red leaves have prominent black veins
  • The veins are the skeleton of the "purple ghost"
  • Fall colour is fiery-red to orange

Zone:

5

Height:

200-250 cm

Spread:

125-150 cm
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Purple Ghost 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 light afternoon shade. 


Acer palmatum 'Purple Ghost' Characteristics

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

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Fall Color
Deciduous

Habit

Upright

Foliage Color

Purple

Landscape uses

Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Acer palmatum 'Purple Ghost'

Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'

Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'

Bloodgood Japanese Maple