• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow growing to 8 to 12 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Fantastic Fall Color
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:Ay-ser ja-PON-i-kum
    Plant type:Tree
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Sunset climate zones:2 - 6, 14 - 16, 31 - 35, 37, 39
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow growing to 8 to 12 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:Red
    Companion PlantsLily of the Valley Shrub (Pieris); Peony (Paeonia); Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa); Astilbe (Astilbe); Rhododendron (Rhododendron)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide average, well-drained, slightly acidic soil. Avoid harsh sun exposures in extremely hot climates. Mulch to keep root surface cool. Water deeply, regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Feed with a slow-release fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: winter.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.