Acer palmatum - Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum - Japanese Maple

Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum

  • Planted for their graceful habit
  • Green leaves in the summer turn to orange purple and red in the fall
  • Broad to rounded, often low branching
  • Small reddish-purple blooms are followed by red samaras
  • Bloom Time: April


6-7 m

6-7 m


Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Best planted in a well-drained soil with high organic matter. Japanese maples are grown as specimen trees or multi-stemmed plants. Any pruning should be done in summer. Mulch well, but avoid heaping mulch against the stem. Most cultivars need full sun or partial shade. 

Additional Notes about Japanese Maple:

Acer palmatum has been reported as invasive in some areas close to our nursery.

Consider Nyssa sylvatica spp or Acer rubrum spp as alternates.