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Red Select Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Red Select'

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Growing Zones: 5-9
(hardy down to -10℉)

Growing Zones 5-9
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

6-10 ft.

Mature Width:

8-15 ft.


Full Sun, Partial Sun


10-12 ft.

Growth Rate:


Botanical Name:

Acer palmatum 'Red Select'

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Puts on a Show

Here's why you should load up on the Red Select:

  • Beautiful Ornamental
  • Gorgeous dark purple spring foliage
  • Wonderful Fall colors
  • Low maintenance

When it comes to Japanese Maples, See Red

Color abounds in this low-sweeping, stunner and gets brighter throughout the season. The convenient size, slow growth rate and near perfect shape of this small landscape tree make the Red Select a popular specimen for a variety of areas-even planted under power lines! With pruning required only once during the summer, this low maintenance tree will reach a mature height of less than 10 feet and enjoy a lifespan of more than 60 years. Tolerant of urban pollution, Red Select is an excellent choice whether planted in a city, suburban and country setting.

A Magnificent Look

Nothing adds instant character and unrivaled curb appeal to your landscape like the Red Select Japanese Maple Tree. Gorgeous, dark purple leaves usher in the spring, followed by a deep bronze, green mixture that you will admire the whole season through. Accentuating the incredible bursts of color from the small, palm-shaped leaves, the trunk's gray bark and red branches complete a color spectrum that's sure to dress up any planting location you choose. It's wide, low canopy provides excellent ground cover and makes Red Select the perfect accent tree.

Order your Red Select Japanese Maple tree today, and add color to your garden or landscape like you've never seen before.

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Customer Reviews

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Growth Rate
So far, so good
This has only been planted a couple of weeks but so far, so good. Our soil is terrible, very hard and full of clay but so far no signs of distress.

Shipping was quick and the tree was not damaged when it arrived.
August 26, 2015
1 year ago
Growth Rate
Very nice tree
Beautiful so far. I will be ordering more! I have diligently watering and caring for tree and have no complaints
April 24, 2016
1 year ago

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Red Select Japanese Maple

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Red Select Japanese Maple.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Red Select Japanese Maple gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Red Select Japanese Maple again after the transplant is complete.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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My family members have had this tree & I really find the tree very serene.
Armanda E on Mar 27, 2016
I choose it because of the fall color and size when it reaches maturity
David B M on Dec 18, 2015
My family members have had this tree & I really find the tree very serene.
Armanda E on Mar 27, 2016
Changer color differences season
XINGGUO H on Mar 10, 2016
I choose it because of the fall color and size when it reaches maturity
David B M on Dec 18, 2015
Center show piece in the middle of our back yard
Shery E on Nov 21, 2015
Changer color differences season
XINGGUO H on Mar 10, 2016
Center show piece in the middle of our back yard
Shery E on Nov 21, 2015
Does this tree thrive in a pot? And when is the best time to plant for zone 7?
A shopper on Sep 1, 2014
BEST ANSWER: if you plant in a large pot and water whenever necessary. it should never become dry in the first three years after planted. maples need 1 inch of water weekly. this could be lighter watering 2-3 times a week to reach the 1 inch. stick a wooden cook spoon into the pot after watering, let it set for a while, then pull out the spoon and check the moisture level. how far into the pot did the water level go? did it reach the roots? if so, you have watered enough.
can you give a yearly growth rate on the Japanese red select maple ?
A shopper on Oct 14, 2014
which season is best to plant for zone 5?
A shopper on Aug 28, 2014
is there a big difference between this tree and the Tamukeyama Japanese Maple?
Robert J on May 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Red Select is a little bigger and can withstand a hotter temperatures and is a little brighter red.
will these trees be ok in a shaded area ?
candace y on May 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They do prefer to have morning sun.
How is the tree shipped ? It is bare root ? If so what are the chances for the tree to make it?
Martine l on Apr 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They will be shipped in a container.
do Japanese red maple trees grow in Delaware?
A shopper on Sep 22, 2014
why are the leaves on my Japanese maple tree turning green?
Maryse D on Aug 31, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No worries, it is normal for many Japanese maple trees to feature green foliage in the summer.
Is it deciduous?
Barbara on Jun 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it is deciduous. Depending upon your location and your winter is extremely cold, I would suggest covering it with "frost blanket" as I do.
can I add to an order that I just sent to you?
john h on Sep 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: If you order has not shipped out yet we would be happy to add to it. You can call on of our Customer Service Reps at (888)504-2001.

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