• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water deeply and regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing, open-branched small tree, 10 to 12 ft. tall, equal spread.
    Key Feature:
    Year-round Interest
    Blooms:
    Inconspicuous
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:Ay-ser pal-MA-tum
    Plant type:Tree
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Sunset climate zones:2 - 10, 12, 14 - 24, 31 - 41
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing, open-branched small tree, 10 to 12 ft. tall, equal spread.
    Foliage color:Burgundy
    Blooms:Inconspicuous
    Garden styleAsian/Zen
    Design IdeasUse as a specimen plant, or use its reddish leaves as an accent at the lawn's edge next to bright flowers like hydrangea. A much-used bonsai and container plant.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Water deeply and regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Well-established plants tolerate mild drought. To retain moisture and keep roots cool, apply a thick layer of mulch, avoiding the trunk. Shelter from drying winds. 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).
    Partial shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water deeply and regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat.