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Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum

Pronunciation: AY-ser pal-MA-tum
SKU #00065
5-8

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OVERVIEW
Description An exquisite, small, deciduous tree with artistically branched stems that form a graceful, rounded crown. The deeply lobed, light green leaves have lovely fall color. A quintessential specimen tree for Asian-themed gardens. Thrives in the bright dappled shade of a woodland setting, and in lightly shaded urban landscapes. Deciduous.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy.
Blooms Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 20 to 25 ft. tall and wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Easy Care, Fall Color
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Irregular
STYLE
Design Ideas Japanese 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.
Foliage Color Light Green
Companion Plants Lily of the Valley Shrub (Pieris); Peony (Paeonia); Hosta (Hosta); Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa); Astilbe (Astilbe); Rhododendron (Rhododendron)
CARE
Care 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.

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