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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.

Sunlight:

Full-Partial

Growth Rate:

Moderate

Botanical Name:

Acer palmatum 'Red Select'

Does Not Ship To:

AZ, LA



Don't Buy Bare-Root Trees (learn why below)
 

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.


Autumn is a great time to plant maple trees. As cooler weather approaches they will drop their leaves, and focus completely on root growth. This allows them to get an excellent head start on growth for next year.

After a long hot and humid summer here, our leaves are tired and may be showing some spotting and signs of stress. This is simply a cosmetic concern, and will not affect the overall health of the trees. The old leaves will fall soon, and the new growth in spring will be fresh and new.


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Small but strong
Not sure yet it's only a one gallon plant and it was super small I'm still hoping that it's going to make it everything else I've ever gotten from you has been amazing but my suggestion would be to other people don't get one gallon they're too small get at least a 2 gallon or a 3 gallon plant anyway hopefully it well do good I will do another review again later
July 17, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
Growing Zone:
7
Fair
The tree is fine; however, the bay-leaf tree is struggling and has few leaves. I was disappointed in the plant when it arrived. I could have returned it, but decided not to do so.
June 25, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
Growing Zone:
6
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
FL
Purchased
over 2 years ago
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
Purchased
over 3 years ago

Planting & Care



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


Red Select Japanese Maple Planting Diretions

The Red Select Japanese maple is a low maintenance, deciduous tree which emerge in spring with an attractive dark green foliage burst of beautiful dark purple leave and eventually fade to bronze green. This tree also has ornamental features, turning an outstanding crimson color and producing red samaras from early to mid fall. The red branches on the rough gray bark add an interesting dimension to the landscape. This variety “Acer palmatum Red” perform their best in USDA growing zones 5-9 in full to partial sun. Red Select Japanese maples are moderate growers, maturing to a height of 6-10 feet tall and 8-15 feet in width.

Location: When choosing a location for your maple, find a location that offers full sun to partial shade. In warmer climate, morning sun and afternoon shade would be better and in colder climate full sun. Maple thrive better in well drained soil. If the soil is clay or with poor drainage, adding organic matter is important.

Planting Instructions:
1) Dig each hole so that it is 2 times the width of the root ball and slightly shallower.
2) Loosen the soil, in and around the hole so the roots can easily break through.
3) Use your fingers to separate the roots of your tree and gently position 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.
4) Begin to back fill the site, tamping down the sol as you go.
5) Apply water to settle the soil and remove any air pockets that may have formed then remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.
6) Add mulch to retain moisture and water again after the transplant is complete.

Mulching: Mulching around your Japanese maple helps to maintain a weed free area, minimizes water loss in dry conditions, and provides winter protection for the roots during cold frosts. The ideal mulch bed is a 2 inch layer of coarse bark.

Watering: The “average” amount of water supplied to most common lawn and garden plants should be adequate for your new Japanese maple tree. During the hot summer months, water your maple in early morning or evening. This will help protect against a condition known as “scorching” where the leaves appear to have been burnt by the sun, a condition thought to be brought on by watering in the mid-day sun.

Fertilization: Japanese maples do not require large amounts of nutrients. If your other lawn and garden plants do well, your tree should grow just fine. Any recommended fertilization should use a balanced complete fertilizer such as a 10-10-10 formula for shrubs and trees. This should be applied once a year in early spring, and if possible be applied just before the leaves appear.

Pruning:  Your tree will need 2 to 3 years to become firmly established in your lawn or garden. After this period, you may begin to prune your tree if desired, although it is not required.

Planting & Care

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Right size for small front lawn corner garden.
Carol S on May 17, 2018
Beautiful color and covers nicely.
Jammie D on Apr 23, 2018
Right size for small front lawn corner garden.
Carol S on May 17, 2018
I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR A WHILE AND I THINK IT WILL LOOK BOTH AT MY CORNER OF THE LANDSCAPE
ZENAIDA D on Apr 27, 2018
Beautiful color and covers nicely.
Jammie D on Apr 23, 2018
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
I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR A WHILE AND I THINK IT WILL LOOK BOTH AT MY CORNER OF THE LANDSCAPE
ZENAIDA D on Apr 27, 2018
My family members have had this tree & I really find the tree very serene.
Armanda E on Mar 27, 2016
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.
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.
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.
will these trees be ok in a shaded area ?
candace y on May 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They do prefer to have morning sun.
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.

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