Twombly's Red Sentinel Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Twombly's Red Sentinel'

Pronunciation: AY-ser pal-MA-tum
SKU #08573
5-8

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OVERVIEW
Description This columnar sport of the popular 'Bloodgood' boasts the same attractive, rich burgundy foliage, but offers a smaller, more narrow form. Foliage emerges bright red, darkens as it ages, and turns brilliant scarlet in the fall. Bare stems darken to blood red in winter. An ideal tree for narrow spaces, patios and entryways. Deciduous.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy.
Blooms Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Mature Size Slowly reaches 10 to 15 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Attractive Bark, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color
Problems/Solutions Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Growth Rate Slow
STYLE
Landscape Use Container
Design Ideas This small, columnar tree is perfect for narrow spaces and smaller gardens. The dark purple foliage creates bold color effects in landscapes. Display against blue or gold tinted evergreens. Stand against light colored structures to provide a rich contrast.
Foliage Color Red
Companion Plants Azalea (Azalea); Hosta (Hosta); Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Astilbe (Astilbe)
CARE
Care 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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