Emperor I® Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Wolff'

SKU
0084
Attractive foliage with rich dark red coloring in summer turns brilliant scarlet in fall. Interesting blackish red bark. Airy form well suited for use as a small lawn tree. Leaf buds to open later in spring, avoiding danger of late frosts and allowing the tree to thrive in colder climates than most Japanese maples. Deciduous. Filtered sun. More vigorous grower than others to 15 feet tall and wide. Grafted.
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Botanical PronunciationAY-ser pal-MA-tum
LoreThe Japanese maple is the quintessential symbol of fall in the traditional Tea Garden, balanced by flowering cherries for spring.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 15 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasShowy and colorful, this is among the best Japanese maple for smaller city yards. Plant in front as a single accent at entries and in foundation beds. Perfectly sized for around outdoor living spaces that ask for shelter and privacy without concern for an overly large tree at maturity. Bold autumn hues provide a long range focal point, particularly against a background of dark evergreen trees. Quintessential tree for the acid garden and among conifers.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorRed
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureAttractive Bark, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Key FeatureDramatic Foliage Color

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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