Growing Zones: 5-8 outdoors(hardy down to -10℉) 5-8 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 6-8 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 6-8 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Acer palmatum 'Spring Delight'
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Lives up to its Name
Here's why it delights:
- Excellent for spring and fall color
- Compact form works well in a variety of locations
- Low maintenance tree
- Perfect for accents or as a container plant
A Japanese Maple that has it all
The experts got it right when they named the Spring Delight Japanese Maple. With graceful branches that weep low to the ground, plus gorgeous spring and fall foliage, the compact Spring Delight works well in a wide range of planting locations. A low maintenance dwarf variety, it's a Japanese Maple you can either plant throughout the landscape or grow in a container and place on patios, decks--even terraces. Combining both beauty and convenience, home gardeners everywhere are discovering the many benefits of incorporating the Spring Delight into their design plans.
Delight in the Color each Season
When winter finally releases its cold grip, spring will welcome a flood of wonderful, light green leaves on your Spring Delight Japanese Maple tree. Offset by edges painted in red, the beautiful palm-shaped foliage lasts all season long. In the fall, the green leaves turn a brilliant orange that will brighten your landscape. The show of color in both seasons makes Spring Delight the perfect choice for use as an accent piece, for general garden purposes or even as part of a mass planting scheme.
This is one Japanese Maple you don't want to pass up. Order yours today.
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Planting & Care
The Spring Delight Japanese Maple is a deciduous tree that truly comes to life in the spring. Its elegant branches that weep towards the ground are paired with beautiful spring/fall foliage. Once the cold season passes, the tree will move into action with leaves turning light green, accented with red tips. As the fall season approaches it will bring forth a stunning array of brilliant oranges, burgandy and yellows. This variety know as “Acer palmatum Spring Delight” performs best in USDA growing zones 5-8 in full to partial sun exposure. The Spring Delight maple is a slow grower, maturing to a height of 6-8 feet tall and 6-8 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.
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 backfill 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 keep competing growth away from the planting site.
Mulching: Mulching around your 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. Avoid letting it touch the trunk 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 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.
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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
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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!|