Rhode Island Red Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum 'Rhode Island Red'
Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||AY-ser pal-MA-tum|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slow growing; reaches 6 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Growth Habit||Compact, Pyramidal, Rounded, Upright|
|Landscape Use||Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden, Small Spaces|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Attractive Bark, Dense Habit, Dramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Fall Color, Tolerates Acidic Soil|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Companion Plants||Azalea (Azalea); Peony (Paeonia); Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa); Lily of the Valley Shrub (Pieris); Astilbe (Astilbe)|
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: 5-9