The Q&A Archives: Japanese Maple

Question: Is there any variety of Japanese maple that can with stand sun from 1:00 to 4:00 in the Chicago area?

Answer: Bloodgood Japanese maple (Acer palmatum ?Bloodgood?) is the hardiest of the Japanese maples and the one that performs best in Chicago gardens. Its distinctive palmate leaves are red-purple in summer but change to brilliant crimson in fall. It?s a beautiful small tree and grows in full sun at the Chicago Botanical Garden.

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