Acer palmatum/Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum / Acer palmatum
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Scientific Name: Acer palmatum
Common Name: Japanese Maple
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Sun,wind,and drought may cause leaf scorch. An excellent landscape choice. There are literally hundreds of different cultivars being offered in the trade. They vary greatly in height, spread and leaf types. Relatively short lived in the Lower South due to a root problem. Normal life span is usually under twenty years, but can live to be very old in the northern range of the country and in their native Japan.