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Acer palmatum

Japanese Maple

An artistic touch for the garden with its graceful habit, autumn colours of orange, purple, and red, and broad to rounded, often low-branching habit.

  • »  Planted for their graceful habit
  • »  Green leaves in the summer turn to orange purple and red in the fall
  • »  Broad to rounded, often low branching
  • »  Small reddish-purple blooms are followed by red samaras
  • »  Bloom Time: April

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  • Category:Shrubs
  • Hardiness Zone:5
  • Height:6-7 m
  • Spread:6-7 m
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Growth Rate
Rabbit Resistant
Fall Color
Low Maintenance
Foliage Color
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Planting instructions
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Growing & Maintenance Tips for Acer palmatum

Best planted in a well-drained soil with high organic matter. Japanese maples are grown as specimen trees or multi-stemmed plants. Any pruning should be done in summer. Mulch well, but avoid heaping mulch against the stem. Most cultivars need full sun or partial shade.