Skeeter’s Broom Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum ‘Skeeters Broom’)
Skeeter's Broom Japanese Maple
This upright, narrowly shaped Skeeter’s Broom Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum ‘Skeeters Broom’) is what your lawn has been looking for. Not many trees will fill in small spaces as effectively as this one does.
This tree has rich red spring foliage that transforms into a beautiful purple-red tone in the summer, right up until late fall. This tree really is a package deal with the vibrant red-purple tones that it illuminates year round.
Skeeter’s Broom Japanese Maple is a colorful smaller growing Japanese Maple that makes a perfect specimen plant using it like you might a piece of sculpture in your landscape. It can also be the perfect focal point in an outdoor room or other high profile spot in your landscape. You may even consider using this plant in a larger container and use with other container plants or all alone.
Skeeter’s Broom Japanese Maple prefers a cool, rich, well drained soil. Ideally, this plant loves morning sunlight with light or filtered shade from the hot afternoon sun – especially in the warmer climates.
A 3-4 inch layer of wood chips over the root zone of this plant does an excellent job of maintaining better moisture and keeping the soil cooler in summer, and also buffering the cold in winter. Always keep the mulch away from the stems of all plants by a few inches. Wood chips also does an excellent job of finishing the look of your landscape.
This compact plant needs little pruning unless you are trying to change the form of the plant or slightly reduce the size of a stem on occation. Late winter or early spring is a good time to do any pruning if needed.
An incredible, smaller growing Red Leaved Japanese with lots of character that would highlight any landscape. This one sells out every year.
|Common name||Skeeter's Broom Japanese Maple|
|Botanical name||Acer palmatum 'Skeeters Broom'|
|Height||4 - 6 ft.|
|Width||3 - 5 ft.|
|Sunlight||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Soil condition||Well Drained|
|Pruning time||Late Winter|