Celebrate spring by planting this small, shrubby tree. The leaves unfold a brilliant scarlet-pink, later fading to bluish pink and green. Both large and small leaves decorate every branch. Grows eventually to 8′ high.
Japanese Maple Notes
- Acer palmatum, Acer shirasawanum, and Acer japonicum are all considered Japanese Maples
- Japanese Maples require well drained soil with even moisture
- Hardy to zone 5
- 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
- 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 other climates.