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Rhode Island Red Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Rhode Island Red'

SKU
40040
A spectacular dwarf Japanese maple with dense, compact branching on an upright habit and a rounded, ovate crown. The stunning palmate foliage emerges red in spring and deepens as it ages. Cooler fall temperatures bring orange tones. Red stems add color to the bare winter silhouette. Well-suited for use as a container specimen. Deciduous.
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Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy.

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Botanical PronunciationAY-ser pal-MA-tum
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing; reaches 6 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorRed
Garden StyleAsian/Zen
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseContainer, Small Spaces
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Special FeatureAttractive Bark, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsKeep soil consistently moist but not soggy.
Companion PlantsAzalea (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

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