• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Filtered to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat, until established.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow grower to 15 to 20 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Year-Round Interest
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:Ay-ser pal-MA-tum
    Plant type:Tree
    Sunset climate zones:2 - 10, 12, 14 - 24, 31 - 41
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow grower to 15 to 20 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Red
    Garden styleAsian/Zen
    Design IdeasPlant this beautiful maple in a highly visible area amidst a collection of grasses and evergreens to create an Asian-style garden. Associate with beautiful stones. Lovely near a stream or pond where its lower leaves can dip into water. Use its foliage to interrupt a long, green-leafed border.
    Companion PlantsAzalea (Azalea); Hosta (Hosta); Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Astilbe (Astilbe)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in most average, well-drained soils with neutral to acidic pH. Follow a regular watering schedule the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Water deeply, less frequently, when established. Young trees appreciate partial shade in extremely hot climates. Shelter from drying winds. Mulch to keep root zone cool. Apply a slow-release fertilizer 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).
    Filtered to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat, until established.


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