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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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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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 HabitCompact, Pyramidal, Rounded, Upright
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseContainer, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden, Small Spaces
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureAttractive Bark, Dense Habit, Dramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Fall Color, Tolerates Acidic Soil
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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.

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