Japanese Red Maple

Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8
Average shipping height: 2' - 3'
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  • Bare Root
    Member Price $15.99
    Reg. Price $19.99
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    Member Price $89.99
    Reg. Price $109.99
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This little tree is the cornerstone of Japanese gardening, with its magnificent leaf color and shape. But don’t think it can’t work well in your yard. The Japanese red maple lends a sense of grace to any space. The dash of red is a welcome addition in yards and parks across the U.S.

  • Boasts vibrant reddish-purple leaves in spring and fall
  • Used as a focal point in many landscape designs
  • Will be delivered at a height of 2'- 3' 
The Japanese Red Maple Grows in zones 5 - 8

Your Tree’s Personality



Growth Speed

Slow to Medium

Scientific Name

Acer palmatum var. atr

Mature Height

15' - 25'

Shipping Height

2' - 3'

Sun Preference

Partial Sun/Shade, Full Shade

Soil Preference

Acidic, Clay, Drought, Loamy, Moist, Rich, Sandy, Silty Loam, Well Drained

Wildlife Value

Squirrels and chipmunks are very fond of these 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. The 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.

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