Are there any Japanese Maple varieties thought would do well in the Orlando, Florida area (USDA zone - Knowledgebase Question

Orlando, FL
Question by DrMark
September 4, 2005
Are there any varieties of Japanese Maples that would do well in the Orlando, Florida area (USDA zone 9b)?

Answer from NGA
September 4, 2005



Your climate is just too hot for too long for a Japanese maple to thrive. Some folks try the standard types with broader leaves (as opposed to the types with finely cut foliage) a bit south of their zones with some success by providing soil with lots of compost or peat mixed in, a very bright shade and consistently moist but well drained soil conditions. If you choose to try a Japanese maple these are the conditions that would give it the best chance of survival.

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