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Japanese Maple

Botanical Name
Acer palmatum
Hardiness
Zones 5 to 8 (depending on cultivar)
Height
15 to 25 feet
Width
15 to 25 feet or wider
Flowers
Small red to purple clusters in May or June.
Fruit
Samaras, 1/2-3/4" wings forming a broad arch, often red tinged or maturing to red
Fall Color
Reds, yellows, red-purple
Light
Prefers dappled shade, tolerates full sun if kept moist and mulched
Soil
Prefers moist well-drained organic soils
Planting & Care
  • Balled and burlap or container grown plants are available
  • Plant in late winter or early spring to allow plants a chance to establish before the heat of summer and cold of winter
  • Protect from wind and late spring frosts
Problems
Scorch, frost damage, and winter dieback

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