The leaves emerge as round orbs of soft yellow-green touched in red-purple. The pale leaves turn spectacular shades of orange in fall. The leave color is best in partial shade. Slow growing, reaching 6’-8’ in 10 years. A Great Plant Picks selection.
Japanese Maple Notes
- Acer palmatum, Acer shirasawanum, and Acer japonicum are all considered Japanese Maples
- Japanese Maples require well drained soil with even moisture
- Japanese Maples thrive in partial shade in most areas where they are hardy. In cool summer climates like the Pacific Northwest, most can be grown in full sun
- In climates with hot summers, most Japanese Maples will require some shade to thrive
- Sizes given in descriptions are average sizes of a 10-15 year old tree, in average conditions. Our experience with growing Japanese Maples is in the cool maritime climate of the Pacific Northwest; they may grow differently in your climate.
- Japanese maples are only available for pick up- we do not ship them.
Hardy to Zone 5
Shipping InformationThe Nursery at Cloud Mountain Farm Center is primarily a nursery for local and regional walk-in customers. We do have a limited shipping season for out of the area customers.
We ship plants from mid-February to late April to all states within the U.S., as weather and state agricultural restrictions permit. Because we are unable to guarantee the success and health of your plant outside of the U.S., we do not currently ship to other countries.
Since we do not use cold storage, some plants only ship best at certain times or are only available for local pick-up. If you are in the Midwest, East Coast, or Alaska, we may not be able to ship dormant plants if we are concerned about the quality of your plants upon arrival.
We only ship orders once a week, with packages leaving our local post office on Tuesdays. We will communicate your scheduled shipping date in your order confirmation. This allows us proper time to package your order carefully and account for any sudden weather changes.
We ship by USPS Priority Mail to help ensure your plants arrive quickly and in good health. All shipping costs are calculated based on USPS shipping zones. To learn more about your shipping zone, visit the USPS website.