A Japanese Maple tree can bring elegance to gardens, landscapes or even to a patio in a container, it is a gorgeous ornamental tree with a graceful silhouette, its finely textured foliage and intense red color create a beautiful summer-to-fall accent wherever it is planted, it grows slowly and manageably, so you can prune it in early spring to keep it tidy or for bonsai styling. Wherever you plant it, though, be sure it has shelter from wind to protect the delicate unfolding leaves from drying out. Hardy in USDA zones 5 to 8. Plant in a sheltered site, protecting from wind, especially in Northern regions.
- Space plants Approximately 15 ft. to 20 ft. apart for best results
- For best results, grow in well-drained acidic, clay or loamy soil enriched with humus
- Reaches standard mature height of 15 ft. to 20 ft.
- Includes one bare root tree measuring 2 ft. to 3 ft. L
- Botanical name: acer palmatum atropurpurea
- Amend clay soils with organic matter for increased drainage
- Grows and flowers best in full sun, partial shade
- Keep moist but well drained, do not over water, apply 3 in. to 5 in. of mulch around the base of the tree to reduce watering