Emperor I® Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum 'Wolff'
Full sun, Partial sun
Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy.
THIS PLANT MAY BE AVAILABLE IN THESE STORES:
Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.
- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Botanical Pronunciation||AY-ser pal-MA-tum|
|Lore||The Japanese maple is the quintessential symbol of fall in the traditional Tea Garden, balanced by flowering cherries for spring.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 15 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||Showy and colorful, this is among the best Japanese maple for smaller city yards. Plant in front as a single accent at entries and in foundation beds. Perfectly sized for around outdoor living spaces that ask for shelter and privacy without concern for an overly large tree at maturity. Bold autumn hues provide a long range focal point, particularly against a background of dark evergreen trees. Quintessential tree for the acid garden and among conifers.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary|
|Landscape Use||Container, Firescaping/Firewise, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Attractive Bark, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy.|
|Companion Plants||Azalea (Azalea); Astilbe (Astilbe); Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Camellia (Camellia)|
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 during first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply slow-release fertilizer in early spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8