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Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum

SKU
00065
Exquisite small tree with artistically branched stems forming a rounded crown. Deeply lobed, light green leaves have lovely fall color. Deciduous.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationAY-ser pal-MA-tum
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 20 to 25 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasJapanese maples are a must in any Asian-themed garden or small urban landscape. This delicate, shade loving tree can be planted in a natural grove of much larger trees to take advantage of the shelter the high canopy has to offer. Their preference for acidic soils also make them perfectly adapted to grow alongside needled evergreens, Hydrangeas, Camellias, Azaleas and Holly. Add this tree to containers or foundation plantings close to your outdoor living space where they provide texture and dappled shade without crowding windows, patios, or decks.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Foliage ColorLight Green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
Growth Habit23
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseFirescaping/Firewise, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Fall Color, Tolerates Acidic Soil
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsLily of the Valley Shrub (Pieris); Peony (Paeonia); Hosta (Hosta); Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa); Astilbe (Astilbe); Rhododendron (Rhododendron)

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

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