Osakazuki Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki'

SKU
1834
In fall, the bright green palmate summer leaves become brilliant crimson red and hold that color for several weeks. New foliage emerges olive-orange for spring time excitement. An excellent accent or specimen tree for small yards. Sized for courtyards and other sheltered spaces in the landscape. Staple of the traditional Japanese garden. Makes a fine container specimen in very large pot. Avoid direct afternoon sun in the west. Deciduous tree. Full to partial sun. Moderate growth 20 to 25 feet tall and wide
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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 ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseFirescaping/Fire Wise, 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 or containers.
Key FeatureBrilliant Fall Color

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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