• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slowly grows to 15 ft. tall and 20 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Foliage Color
    Blooms:
    Insignificant
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:Ay-ser pal-MA-tum di-SEC-tum
    Plant type:Tree
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth habit:Round, Weeping
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slowly grows to 15 ft. tall and 20 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Burgundy
    Blooms:Insignificant
    Flower color:Red
    Garden styleAsian/Zen
    Companion PlantsLily of the Valley (Pieris); Peony (Paeonia); Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster); Astilbe (Astilbe); Rhododendron (Rhododendron)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide enriched, well-drained soil. Avoid harsh afternoon sun in hot summer areas. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering may be reduced after establishment. Apply a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in 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
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.