Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum', Red Japanese Maple
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Branch Cove Nursery
Acer palmatum Atropurpureum

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Branch Cove Nursery ~ PO Box 148 ~ Lakebay, WA 98349
Red Japanese Maple
Quick Facts
Hardiness Zones: Red Japanese Maple can be trusted to grow in tolerance Zones 5-8.
Mature Size: Develops to a height of 15-25' with a spread of 20' at maturity. Can conveniently be cared for and kept at any height or spread
Sun Preference: Full direct sun light along with limited shade are ideal with regards to this particular tree, indicating it gives preference to at least 4 hours of direct, unfiltered sun light per day.
Tree/Shrub Type: This is an ornamental tree, commonly cultivated and planted for the functional attraction and beauty it certainly gives landscape designs.
Growth Rate: Tree thrives at a moderate to medium pace, with height growths of somewhere from lower than 12" to 24" each year.
Soil Preference: Flourishes in acidic, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, silty loam, well-drained and clay-based soils. It really gives preference to moist, well-drained soil conditions although offers various drought tolerance.
Decorative Characteristics:

Seedlings have visually appealing red to deep purple leafage which emerges in spring. The lobed palm shaped leaflets are ornamentally noteworthy and change a stellar red in the autumn. It displays understated corymbs of reddish flowers transcending the foliage in spring before the leaves. It develops reddish samaras from early to mid-fall. The rough gray bark and red branches provide an intriguing element to the scenery.


Landscaping Attributes:


Red Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum') is an airy deciduous tree having a relatively round form. Its remarkably fine texture and
consistency establishes it apart from other landscape plants with much less refined foliage.

This is truly a low upkeep tree, and ought to primarily be pruned in summer season soon after or as the leaflets start establishing, considering that it might 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter season. It possesses no critical unfavorable characteristics. Often recommended for landscape purposes in order to incorporate accent or even shade.

Tree Properties:

Red Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum') will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It can be easily maintained at any height/spread by pruning. It has a low canopy with a common clearance of 4 feet from the ground.

This tree performs best in full sunlight to partial shade. It likes to grow in normal to moist conditions, and really should not be permitted to dry out. It can be particular about its soil conditions, with a strong preference for rich, neutral soils. It is tolerant of city pollution.

We cull out any trees with green leaves during growing season. Grown from open pollinated seed, expect some natural variability.
Details:

Among one of the most eye-catching landscape accent trees on the market, showcasing an extremely pleasing pattern of growth and distinctly palm-shaped leaflets that present themselves in a range of red to purple hues, then afterwards darken to a deep green-bronze throughout summertime. Some specimens are known to continue their redish hues all summer long. The ideal feature tree
 
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Propagation Notes:

* From Bloodgood seed