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The Japanese Red Maple can be expected to grow
in the zones listed. More information can be found on the arborday.org
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The Japanese Red Maple falls into the following type(s): Ornamental Tree
The Japanese Red Maple grows to be 15' to 25' feet in height.
The Japanese Red Maple has a spread of about 20' at full maturity.
This tree grows at a Slow to Medium growth rate.
The Japanese Red Maple does well in Partial Shade, Full Shade exposure(s).
The Japanese Red Maple grows in Acidic, Clay, Loamy, Moist, Rich, Sandy, Silty Loam, Well Drained soils.
The Japanese Red Maple has a(n) Rounded shape.
The Japanese Red Maple variety atropurpureum adds a touch of unequaled beauty to any home or landscape. It is upright in form and features attractive deep reddish purple foliage, especially in spring and fall. Summer color will often be green.
Squirrels and chipmunks are very fond of maple seeds. The seeds, buds, and flowers are also eaten by grouse, quail and many songbirds.
The Japanese word "momiji" is sometimes applied to this tree in its native land. The word is said to have two meanings, both of them appropriate for the description of this wonderful tree: "baby's hands" and " becomes crimson leaves." 'Atropurpureum' means dark purple. Japanese Red Maple is a tree that has been cultured intensively for over 300 years and retains a special place in the heart of all who love exotic trees.
Some drought resistance when established. Prefers moist, well-drained soil.
Leaves are simple, opposite, up to 4" long, 5-7-9 lobes spread symmetrically from a central point like fingers from the palm of a hand. Color is red or purplish-red in the spring and fall. In summer the color varies depending upon the variety or cultivar from red to green. For example, when the variety atropurpureum is seed grown, the color usually fades to green with summer heat or maturity. In grafted cultivars of atropurpureum like 'Bloodgood' the color remains deep reddish purple throughout the summer.
Small, red to purple, not vivid, inconspicuous.
Red colored winged seeds (samara) joined in pairs, 1/2 to 1 inch long, wings 1/4 to 3/8 inches long.
A showy, versatile species. Use as a single specimen or in borders or groupings. Can be a pruned into a single-stemmed small tree or multi-stemmed shrub. The deeply lobed leaves are a vibrant red or reddish-purple in spring and fall, usually turning green in the summer. Seed grown. Grows to 15' to 25', 20' spread. (Zones 5-8)
Each tree is guaranteed to grow, or we'll replace it at one half the original price, plus shipping and handling.
Our trees are delivered with natural bare roots which have been dipped in hydrating gel prior to shipment to keep the roots moist and healthy. As their abundant, fibrous roots aren't confined by a container, bare-root trees get off to a more vigorous start compared to containerized roots which typically need more time to adjust to transplanting. Bare-root trees typically surpass the size of larger containerized trees in only a few years.
Natural Root and Containerized Trees
Natural root (also called bare root) trees are shipped without soil around their roots. They are shipped when dormant in the spring and fall seasons. We dip the roots in a hydrating gel to keep them moist during shipping.
There are a number of advantages to natural root trees:
The Urban Horticulture Institute at Cornell University has an interesting article about the benefits of planting natural root trees. Look for the PDF entitled Creating the Urban Forest: The Bare Root Method
Potted (also called containerized) trees come in 4" containers.
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