Red Select Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Red Select'

A vigorous, weeping small tree with lacy purple-red foliage throughout the summer. Fall foliage ranges from crimson to yellow and orange. A beautiful small specimen or accent that provides great contrast to green-leaved plants. Works well for containers. Deciduous.
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Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationAY-ser pal-MA-tum dy-SEC-tum
Average Size at MaturitySlowly reaches 10 ft. tall, 12 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorBurgundy
Garden StyleAsian/Zen
Growth HabitWeeping, Rounded
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseContainer, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsHosta (Hosta); Peony (Paeonia); Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa); Lily of the Valley Shrub (Pieris); Rhododendron (Rhododendron)

Provide well-drained, enriched, slightly acidic soil. Avoid harsh afternoon sun in hot summer areas. Water deeply and regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency when established. Apply a thick layer of mulch to keep root zone cool and conserve moisture. Fertilize when new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8

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