Purple Ghost Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Purple Ghost'

SKU
40749
Magnificent ruffled foliage on a densely branched, upright tree with a spreading canopy adds a thrilling element to the landscape. Deep purple-red spring foliage has prominent black veins. Iridescent summer foliage turns green while maintaining purple undertones. Fall foliage is a vibrant garnet-red. Develops best color in full sun. Deciduous.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical PronunciationAY-ser pal-MA-tum
Average Size at MaturitySlowly reaches 15 ft. tall, 8 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseContainer, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, Tolerates Acidic Soil
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsHosta (Hosta); Azalea (Azalea); Astilbe (Astilbe); False Cypress (Chamaecyparis); Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa)

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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