• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water deeply and regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate grower to 10 ft. tall and 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:Weeping
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate grower to 10 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Red
    Flower color:Purple
    Garden styleAsian/Zen
    Design IdeasPlant beside a stream or pond where its cascading branches will look superb. Use the extremely fine texture and reddish hue of its leaves to contrast areas of coarser green plants. Beautiful above a large rock or wall where the limbs can spill over. A great specimen plant for the woodsy landscape. Keep away from full sun, which can burn leaves.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Water deeply and regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish extensive root system. 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 to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water deeply and regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat