• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 20 ft. tall, 5 to 6 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Stunning Fall Color
    Blooms:
    Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:Ay-ser pal-MA-tum
    Plant type:Tree
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 20 ft. tall, 5 to 6 ft. wide.
    Special features:Fall Color, Fast Growing
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
    Garden styleAsian/Zen
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Design IdeasTrain to desired height or let it weep over a wall. Stunning when featured as an espalier, or trained to grow up and cascade over an arbor or arch. Feature in pairs at a formal entrance, or place a single specimen as a distinctive focal point.
    Companion PlantsRhododendron (Rhododendron); Peony (Paeonia); Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa); Spirea (Spiraea); Boxwood (Buxus)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide slightly acidic, well-drained soil; shelter from drying winds. Protect young trees from harsh afternoon sun exposures in hot summer areas. Mulch to keep root zone cool. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply slow-release fertilizer in early spring.
    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 regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.