Growing Zones: 5-9 outdoors(hardy down to -10℉) 5-9 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 8-10 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 8-10 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Acer palmatum 'Fireglow'
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Lights Up the Landscape
Here's why you need a Fireglow:
- Amazing fire-red color
- Vigorous grower
- Thrives in hot, sunny locations
- Great garden or container Tree
Fireglow Adds Warmth to any Location
If you're looking for bright color in a tight spot, the Fireglow Japanese Maple Tree is exactly what you need. More compact than other varieties, the Fireglow tops out at 10 feet in height, so it makes an excellent specimen whether planted in the garden or your favorite decorative pot. And don't let hot, sunny conditions prevent you from planting a Japanese Maple. The Fireglow is tough enough to withstand scorching heat and still maintain its incredible color. Vigorous, reliable and full of color, make your next Japanese Maple a Fireglow.
Blazing Color from an Amazing Tree
Aside from its strength and convenient size, the single best feature about the Fireglow is the rich, brilliant color that gives the tree its name. So vivid are the red leaves, they almost appear ablaze. The sun's light is able to penetrate the Fireglow's canopy, which is less dense than most Japanese Maples. This creates deep, intense color that lasts throughout the season. Then, in the fall, the leaves morph to a purple, red and green mixture that gives the tree a whole new appearance.
Offering the perfect shape and color combination, the Fireglow Japanese Maple will brighten your garden or landscape like no other. Order yours today.
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Planting & Care
The Fireglow Japanese maple is a deciduous shrub that is relatively low maintenance. It has a low canopy, is suitable for planting under power lines and can be planted in smaller spaces that are normally tough to fill. One of its best features is the rich, brilliant color that gives the tree its name. The red foliage almost appears to be ablaze. In fall, the fireglow leaves morph to a purple, red and green mixture that is quite eye catching. This variety know as “Acer palmatum Fireglow” performs best in USDA growing zones 5-9 in full to partial sun. Fireglows are a slow grower, maturing to a height of 8-10 feet tall and 8-10 feet in width.
Location: When choosing a location for your maple, find a location that offers full to partial sun. In warmer climates, morning sun with afternoon shade works best and in colder climates, they’ll prefer a more full sun exposure. Maples thrive better in well drained soil. If it’s high in clay, consider amending in some organic matter, sand or perlite as drainage is essential for the tree’s survival."
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 soil as you go.
5) Apply water to settle the soil and remove any air pockets that may have formed.
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 snaps. The ideal mulch bed is a 2 inch layer of coarse bark. Be sure to keep the mulch from touching the trunk of the tree as this can promote rot and fungus.
Watering: The average amount of water supplied to most common lawn and garden plants should be adequate for your new Japanese maple. 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. “Showering” the tree while watering is not advised.
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. If fertilization is necessary, use a balanced formula such as a 10-10-10 for shrubs and trees. This should be done once a year in early spring and if possible, be applied just before the leaves appear.
Pruning: Fireglow Japanese maples should be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed. It may bleed sap if pruned in late winter or early spring.
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Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
|$149 & above||Free Shipping!|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3, 4, 5 or 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of April 29th|
|Zones 5||Week of April 14th|
|Zones 6||Week of April 7th|
|Zones 7-11||Ships Now!|