Japanese Maples In The Deep South - Knowledgebase Question

Melbourne, FL
Question by Va1923
March 1, 1999
Which Japanese Maples if any can be grown in my locality?

Answer from NGA
March 1, 1999


Japanese maple really suffers from the long, hot, humid summers of the south. For best results choose a type with wider, less deeply cut leaves (more like a miniature maple or sycamore leaf) rather than one with narrow, deeply cut leaves (narrow, thread-like "fingers" on the leaf).

Plant it in the shade (a little morning sun only) in a soil with lots of organic matter added. Keep it moist but not soggy.

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