• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 6-10 ft. tall and wide in 10 years; to 20 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide with age.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Foliage Color
    Blooms:
    Grown for foliage
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:Ay-ser pal-MA-tum
    Plant type:Tree
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Reaches 6-10 ft. tall and wide in 10 years; to 20 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide with age.
    Foliage color:Burgundy
    Blooms:Grown for foliage
    Garden styleAsian/Zen
    Design IdeasPlant where the fall foliage will be back-lit by the sun for superb effect.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: late winter to 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 partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This cultivar was developed and selected by the Fratelli Gilardelli Nursery near Milan, Italy. It was named 'Fireglow' in the Netherlands in 1977.