Twombly's Red Sentinel Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum 'Twombly's Red Sentinel'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||AY-ser pal-MA-tum|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slowly reaches 10 to 15 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|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.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary|
|Landscape Use||Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Attractive Bark, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Stunning Red Foliage|
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