Purple Ghost Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum 'Purple Ghost'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||AY-ser pal-MA-tum|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slowly reaches 15 ft. tall, 8 ft. wide.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary|
|Landscape Use||Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, Tolerates Acidic Soil|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Dark, Variegated Foliage|
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