Purple Ghost Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum 'Purple Ghost'
Pronunciation: AY-ser pal-MA-tum
|Description||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.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy.|
|Mature Size||Slowly reaches 15 ft. tall, 8 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color|
|Companion Plants||Hosta (Hosta); Azalea (Azalea); Astilbe (Astilbe); False Cypress (Chamaecyparis); Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa)|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.