• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 15 to 25 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Extremely Hardy
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Plant type:Tree
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth habit:Pyramidal
    Average landscape size:Reaches 15 to 25 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:Purple
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide moist, organically rich, well-drained, slightly acidic soil. Thrives in sun to bright, sun-dappled locations. Avoid hot and dry sites. Protect from strong winds. Plant in a sheltered location in coldest winter zones.
    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
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Acer pseudosieboldianum is native to the forested areas of China and Korea.
    Lore:
    Korean Maple (Acer pseudosieboldianum) draws its botanical name from another species; pseudo meaning false, in reference to the similarity of this tree to Acer sieboldianum which is native to Japan. Korean Maple is often referred to as purplebloom maple due to its unique flower color.

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