A weeping, laceleaf maple with finely cut leaves that emerge orangish red, changing to bronze then green in summer, then a brilliant red-orange in fall. Slow grower, reaching 5′-8′ in 10-15 years. Full sun or partial shade. A Great Plant Pick.
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.