Area of origin: Japan, China and Korea.
Adult Dimensions: Height up to 8 m, width up to 8m (26.3').
Soil Type: Deep and moist, rich in organic matter. Dislikes lime.
Hardiness: Hardy to -17°C. Dislikes frosts in spring, cold winds or an atmosphere too dry.
Exposure: Shade and semi-shade.
Characteristics and Uses:
Remarkably coloured foliage in autumn which changes from yellow to orange to red. Planted alone or in a group, in flowerbeds it is a beautiful tree to have in any park or garden. Well known throughout the world for its use in bonsai.
List of Japanese Maples:
'Butterfly' Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Butterfly')
, finely serrated green grey leaves with pinkish white margins.
Deshojo Japanese maple (Acer palmatum 'Deshojo')
, bright red foliage throughout the spring and the autumn, light green in summer.
Japanese Maple 'Atropurpureum' (Acer palmatum atropurpureum)
, serrated leaves, purple, then bronzy red.
Japanese Maple 'Dissectum garnet' (Acer palmatum 'Dissectum Garnet')
, weeping shape, finely serrated red leaves.
Japanese Maple 'Dissectum viridis' (Acer palmatum 'Dissectum Viridis')
, weeping shape, light green finely serrated leaves, turning golden to red in the autumn.
Ornatum Japanese maple (Acer palmatum 'Ornatum')
, compact rounded shape, finely serrated leaves, dark red.
See the catalogue of all the Maples