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Acer palmatum 'Murasaki Kiyohime' /Murasaki Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Murasaki Kiyohime'  / Acer palmatum 'Murasaki Kiyohime'
Delicate, fine-textured foliage
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Delicate, fine-textured foliage

Specimen plant growing in the Birmingham Botanical Garden

Mid-summer foliage

Branches covered with foliageis spring

Although true maple leaves, they resemble those of sweetgum

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Scientific Name: Acer palmatum 'Murasaki Kiyohime'
Common Name: Murasaki Japanese Maple
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
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Comments: Like most Japanese maples this cultivar has fine-textured foliage and is normally grown as a small specimen tree. It produces beautiful autumn color. Provide a moist, porous soil for Japanese maples. Protect trees from the hot noonday sunlight in the Lower South.