Japanese Maple Tree

Japanese Maple Tree

Japanese Maple Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Acer palmatum
Hardiness Zones:   5 to 8
Growth_Rate:   Slow to moderate
Site Requirements:   Light dappled shade; evenly moist, well drained soil; protect from drying winds
Texture:   Medium to fine
Form:   Low; dense rounded top; spreading branches; assumes a layered look
Height:   15 to 25'
Weight:   10 to 25'
Leaf:   2 to 5" opposite, simple leaf with 5 to 9 lobes; green during summer; yellow, bronze, purple to red fall color
Flower/Fruit:   Small red to purple flowers; attractive if viewed closely but insignificant from a distance
Comments:    Can be grown as single or multistemmed small tree; may suffer leaf scorch with excess sun, wind, or drought
Habit:   Deciduous
Cultivars:   See Table