Japanese Maple (Acer japonicum)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 10-30 feet
Plant Spread: 10-30 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Deciduous
Other: Leaves may scorch in full sun in hot southern summers. Leaves turn crimson in fall.
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Other: As with many maples, the flowers are rather attractive close up, but are not particularly showy from a distance.
Flower Color: Other: Purplish-red
Flower Time: Spring

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Location: my garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: 2010-05-15
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Location: My garden in Gent, BelgiumDate: 2013-05-18
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Location: my garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: 2011-03-25
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Location: my garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: 2011-04-12early stage of seed development
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Location: my garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: 2011-04-08
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Date: 2013-11-11Photo courtesy of: Matsuoka Akiyoshi
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Date: 2010-06-26Photo courtesy of: Yoko Nekonomania
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Date: 2009-11-07Photo courtesy of: kanegen
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Three layered specimens have been separated from mother and potted
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Very nice!!! by marti Oct 20, 2011 2:37 AM 1
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trees and/or shrubs 15' in height by MinaOtis May 30, 2016 8:50 PM 3

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