Trompenburg Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Trompenburg'

SKU
03396
Distinctive palmate leaves with slender, curved leaflets that resemble the form of a dragon's paw as they emerge. New leaves are a fiery red in spring, mature to a to deep burgundy, then turn a crimson-red in fall. A classic small specimen or accent that provides phenomenal contrast to green-leafed plants. Deciduous.
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5-8

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Full sun, Partial sun

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

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Botanical PronunciationAY-ser pal-MA-tum
Average Size at MaturityReaches 16 to 18 ft. tall and wide; smaller in harsh winter climates.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Foliage ColorRed
Garden StyleAsian/Zen
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseContainer, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Fast Growing, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsAzalea (Azalea); Hosta (Hosta); Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); 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: 5-8

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 7

Good to grow!