Aoyagi Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Aoyagi'

SKU
03035
A wonderful counterpart to the red-orange stems of a coral bark maple, Aoyagi displays bright pea green bark on bare stems in winter. Rich yellow, palmate leaves emerge in spring, develop a lively green summer color, then turn vibrant yellow in fall. An exquisite small tree with a striking upright form and a spreading canopy. Well-suited to containers. Deciduous.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical PronunciationAY-ser pal-MA-tum
Average Size at MaturityModerately slow growing; reaches 12 to 20 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseContainer, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Poolside, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden, Small Spaces
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureAttractive Bark, Easy Care, Fall Color, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsRhododendron (Rhododendron); Hosta (Hosta); Black Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon); Azalea (Azalea); Astilbe (Astilbe)

Provide slightly acidic, well-drained soil; shelter from drying winds. Avoid harsh afternoon sun exposures in hot summer areas. Mulch to keep root zone cool. Water deeply, regularly in first few growing seasons to establish root system; once established, reduce frequency. Apply slow-release fertilizer in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8

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