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Acer palmatum

Common Name(s):
Japanese maple, Japanese maple cultivars
Cultivar(s):
Redleaf, Bloodgood - grafted plant, Moonfire - grafted plant, Novum - grafted plant, Burgundy Lace - grafted plant, Sango Kaku - grafted plant (coral twigs), Higasayama - grafted plant (pink leaf margins)
Categories:
Shrubs, Trees
Comment:

Young leaves are sensitive to frost; not drought tolerant; most cultivars are grafted; can be grown as single or multistemmed small tree; may suffer leaf scorch with excess sun, wind, or drought. This tree is mildly resistant to damage by deer.

See cultivar Acer palmatum 'Sango-kaku'

Height:
15-25 ft.
Foliage:
Opposite, simple 2 to 5 in. leaves; most are deeply lobed; color varies with cultivar
Flower:
Small red to purple flowers; attractive if viewed closely but insignificant from a distance
Zones:
5-8
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Light, dappled shade; evenly moist, well-drained soil; protect from drying winds
Texture:
Medium to fine
Form:
Low; dense, rounded top; spreading branches; assumes a layered look
Width:
10-25 ft.
Growth Rate:
Slow to moderate
Leaf:
2 to 5 in. opposite, simple leaf with 5 to 9 lobes; green during summer; yellow, bronze, purple to red fall color
Tags:
purple, TSC, deciduous, bonsai, deep red, orange, tree, maple, fall colors, deer resistant

NCCES plant id: 1401

 Acer Palmatum Acer Palmatum samaras
Bri Weldon, CC BY - 2.0
 Acer Palmatum Acer Palmatum flowers
Kevin Faccenda, CC BY - 2.0
 Acer Palmatum Acer Palmatum fall tree
Lamerie, CC BY-NC-2.0
 Acer Palmatum Acer Palmatum tree
Maggie, CC BY-NC-2.0
 Acer Palmatum Acer Palmatum leaves
Maggie, CC BY-NC-2.0