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Twombly's Red Sentinel Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Twombly's Red Sentinel'

SKU
08573
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.
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Botanical PronunciationAY-ser pal-MA-tum
Average Size at MaturitySlowly reaches 10 to 15 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasThis 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Foliage ColorRed
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseContainer
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureAttractive Bark, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsKeep soil consistently moist but not soggy.
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

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