Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum var. amoenum 'Fireglow')

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Also sold as:
'FG1'
'Effigi'
'Effigy'

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Plant Height: 10-12 feet
Plant Spread: 6-8 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Deciduous
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem

 12:37 pm. Crinkled leaves show signs of frost.

Photo gallery:
Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C. Date: 2016-10-19 12:37 pm. Crinkled leaves show signs of frost.
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Location: Simplé (FR - 53360)Date: 2016-06-02
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Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C.Date: 2009-05-14 5:48 pm. Closeup of leaves unfolding dramatically in spring.
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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.Date: 2013-06-22 1:05 pm. Warm glow of leaves in summer.
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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.Date: 2016-10-07 11:57 am. Glowing October fall colour: Twenty-two years old and
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Location: In the OUHSC gardens in Oklahoma CityDate: 05-08-2019Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum var. amoenum 'Fireglow') 001
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Location: In the OUHSC gardens in Oklahoma CityDate: 05-08-2019Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum var. amoenum 'Fireglow') 001
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Posted by jathton (Oklahoma City, OK) on Nov 23, 2019 8:11 PM

'Fireglow' Japanese Maple was selected by the Fratelli Gilardelli Nursery near Milan, Italy in the early 1980's. It did not take long after its introduction to the American nursery trade for its qualities to be recognized.
'Fireglow' was, at first, compared with 'Bloodgood'... a Japanese Maple that had long been the standard for an upright, vase-shaped maple with red foliage.
Before long, however, professionals realized 'Fireglow' was more upright... its leaves were less divided... and its color was more intense. Southern nurserymen also realized 'Fireglow' was more drought & heat tolerant than 'Bloodgood'... and that its red foliage color held up better to the heat of Southern summers.
Ever since then 'Fireglow' has held a slight edge over 'Bloodgood'... even though 'Bloodgood' is more readily available in the trade. Gardeners and homeowners in Southern states, however, might want to hold out for 'Fireglow'... even if they have to look a little harder to find it.

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