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)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 10 to 15 feet (3-4.5m)
Plant Spread: 8 to 12 feet (2.5-3.5m)
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Deciduous
Other: Best performance is in sun-dappled part shade. Leaves emerge light green with reddish tipped edges in spring, mature to medium green in summer and turn gold with orange and red hues in fall.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Reddish-purple
Flower Time: Spring
Suitable Locations: Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

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Common names
  • Cutleaf Japanese Maple
  • Japanese Maple
  • Threadleaf Japanese Maple
  • Maple
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Acer palmatum
  • Synonym: Acer palmatum var. dissectum
Also sold as:
  • Seiryū

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