Area of origin:
Japan, China and Korea.
Height up to 2 m (6.6'), width up to 3m (9.8').
Deep and moist, rich in organic matter. Dislikes lime.
Hardy to -17°C. Dislikes frosts in spring, cold winds or an atmosphere too dry.
Exposure: Shade and semi-shade.
Characteristics and Uses:
Renowned for its light green, ragged foliage which turns crimson in the autumn. Planted alone, in a group, or in flowerbeds, it is a beautiful tree to have in any park or garden. It can also be placed on apartment balconies or on terraces facing north. Being well known in the bonsai world, the results would be interestingif it wereplaced it in a suitable container and pruned regularly.
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
, beautiful autumnal foliage
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
Ornatum Japanese maple (Acer palmatum 'Ornatum')
, compact rounded shape, finely serrated leaves, dark red
See the catalogue of all the Maples
See the Japanese Maples catalogue