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Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki/Osakazuki Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki / Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki
A small tree that reaches a height of about 20 feet when mature
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A small tree that reaches a height of about 20 feet when mature

Flower and foliage in early May

Main color of flowers is red

Flowers are showy in spring and red leaves spectacular in autumn

Young tree in Alabama

Leaves in spring

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Scientific Name: Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki
Common Name: Osakazuki Japanese Maple
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Yellow, Red
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: Leaves are green in spring and summer and tends not to sunburn, except in early spring in the deep south. It is reported to have the grandest red autumn color of all the Japanese maples. They grow best in partial shade and make good understory specimens.