Burgundy Lace Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum var. atropurpureum 'Burgundy Lace'

Graceful deciduous tree displaying deeply lobed, finely serrated, brilliant burgundy-red leaves. Provides artistic lacy effect that contrasts well with green-leaved plants. Excellent specimen tree. Full to partial sun. Moderate-growing, open-branched small tree to 10 feet high, equal spread. Grafted.
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5 - 8

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Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun

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

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Botanical PronunciationAY-ser pal-MA-tum at-ro-pur-PUR-ee-um
Average Size at MaturitySmall, open-branched tree, grows to 10 to 12 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasUse as a specimen plant, or use its reddish leaves as an accent at the lawn's edge next to bright flowers like hydrangea. A much-used bonsai and container plant.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Foliage ColorBurgundy
Garden StyleAsian/Zen
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Poolside, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureAttractive Bark, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater deeply and regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Key FeatureDramatic Foliage Color

Water deeply and regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Well-established plants tolerate mild drought. To retain moisture and keep roots cool, apply a thick layer of mulch, avoiding the trunk. Shelter from drying winds. Apply a slow-release fertilizer in spring.

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