Burgundy Lace Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum var. atropurpureum 'Burgundy Lace'

Graceful accent tree displaying deeply-lobed, finely-serrated, brilliant burgundy-red leaves on an upright, gracefully-branched form. Provides artistic lacy effect; contrasts well with green-leaved plants. Very choice specimen for full to part sun settings in cool climates, dappled or afternoon shade in extremely hot areas. Deciduous.
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Water deeply and regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationAY-ser pal-MA-tum at-ro-pur-PUR-ee-um
Average Size at MaturitySmall, open-branched tree, grows to 10 to 12 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasUse as a specimen plant, or use its reddish leaves as an accent at the lawn's edge next to bright flowers like hydrangea. A much-used bonsai and container plant.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Foliage ColorBurgundy
Garden StyleAsian/Zen
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Firescaping/Firewise, Poolside, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureAttractive Bark, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater deeply and regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsAzalea (Azalea); Hosta (Hosta); Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Astilbe (Astilbe)

Water deeply and regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Well-established plants tolerate mild drought. To retain moisture and keep roots cool, apply a thick layer of mulch, avoiding the trunk. Shelter from drying winds. Apply a slow-release fertilizer in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8

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