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 6″– 1′
- The Japanese Red Maple grows in zones 5-8
- Mature Height: 15’–25′
- Mature Spread: N/A–20′
- Growth Rate: Slow to Medium
- Shape: Rounded
- Sun Preference: Partial Shade, Full Shade
- Soil Preference: Acidic, Clay, Drought-tolerant, Loamy, Moist, Rich, Sandy, 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.