• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 3-5 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide in 10 years.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Foliage Color
    Blooms:
    Inconspicuous
    Landscape Uses:
  • 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 rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Reaches 3-5 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide in 10 years.
    Special features:Dramatic Foliage Color
    Foliage color:Purple
    Blooms:Inconspicuous
    Garden styleAsian/Zen
  • Care
    Care Information
    Best with well drained, slightly acidic soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering may be reduced once established. Apply a general purpose fertilizer when 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.