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.
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 pick up only- we do not ship them.