Slow to Medium
Acer palmatum var. atr
Partial Sun/Shade, Full Shade
Acidic, Clay, Drought, Loamy, Moist, Rich, Sandy, Silty Loam, Well Drained
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.