Fireglow Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum ‘Fireglow’)

Fireglow Japanese Maple

  • Easy to grow
  • Intense leaf color
  • Excellent container plant

The Fireglow Japanese Maple, Acer p. ‘Fireglow’, is an impressive, vigorous, reliable tree that burns fire-red! It has an upright tree to shrub shape with many slender dark red shoots.

‘Fireglow’ has leaves that are not as deeply divided as ‘Bloodgood’, but they have a deeper more intense wine-red leaf color that continues well into the heat of summer. In early fall, the foliage becomes purple-red suffused with green.

Since it does not get as tall or widespread as ‘Bloodgood’, it is ideal for those smaller tight spaces. It is easy to grow, and adapts to most conditions and likes well-drained, humus-rich soil; thrives well in hot, sunny conditions. It is best to feed it once a year with a slow release fertilizer.

‘Fireglow’ is so named because the sun can shine through the leaves for a blazing color accent! For deep, rich color in an easy to grow ornamental tree that fits into almost any space, you need to buy Fireglow Japanese Maple.

Fireglow Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum ‘Fireglow’) Details

Common name Fireglow Japanese Maple
Botanical name Acer palmatum 'Fireglow'
Hardiness zone 5-9
Growth rate Medium
Height 8 - 10 ft.
Width 12 - 15 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil condition Widely Adaptable
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Leaf color Dark Red