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Emperor Japanese Maple Tree Acer palmatum Wolff EMPEROR 1®

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  • Emperor Japanese Maple Tree

    Emperor Japanese Maple's fall color is a crimson red.

  • Emperor Japanese Maple Tree

    Summer foliage is a dark red but color varies based on how light hits the leaves.

  • Emperor Japanese Maple Tree

    Emperor Japanese Maple has dark red spring color.

  • Emperor Japanese Maple Tree

    Emperor Japanese Maple gets as tall as 15 feet.

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Product Details

Mature Height: 12-15 ft.
Mature Width: 12-15 ft.
Sunlight: Best Color- Part Shade Tolerates Full Sun
Growth Rate: Moderate
Botanical Name: Acer palmatum Wolff EMPEROR 1®
Does Not Ship To: AZ
Grows Well In Zones: 5-8 outdoors
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      5-8 outdoors

Growing Zones: 5-8 outdoors

(hardy down to -10℉)

Product Description

Months of Vibrant Foliage

Why Emperor Japanese Maple Trees?

From its brilliant crimson red color to its hardy strength, the Emperor Japanese Maple Tree lives up to its name as the leader in rich hues and easy, effortlessly growth.

Known for its strength and vigorous growth, the Emperor is one of the hardiest Japanese Maple varieties available. With its height ranging between 12 to 15 feet at maturity, the Emperor’s convenient stature makes it large enough to plant as a street tree or yard specimen yet compact enough to suit most planting locations. What’s more, its upright growth is easy to maintain.

Why is Better

For starters, you get second-to-none beauty. In the spring, leaves will flood your tree with heavy purple hues, followed by incredible crimson reds in the fall. The foliage’s thin texture allows light to penetrate, giving the rich, red autumn leaves their brilliant color.

And unlike other varieties, the Emperor maintains its gorgeous color the whole season long. But the best part is that we deliver your Emperor, well-rooted and healthy, right to your door. So, you get a head start on growth and reap the rewards of our hard work at the green thumb required.

Don’t miss out on this show of color. Order your Emperor Japanese Maple today!

Planting & Care

1. Planting: Start by selecting an area with well-drained soil and the proper sunlight for your Emperor. In hotter climates, ensure you provide your tree some afternoon shade and protection from the harsh sun. From there, dig the hole slightly larger than the root system of the plant - 2 to 3 times the width and just as deep as the root ball of the tree.

Then, place the Japanese Maple, backfill the hole and tamp down the soil as you proceed to cut back on any air pockets from forming. Water the planting site and then mulch to preserve soil moisture in the area.

2. Watering: The “average” amount of water supplied to the most common lawn and garden plants should be adequate for your new Emperor Tree. During the hot summer months, we recommend watering your Emperor Japanese Maple in the early morning or evening.

3. Fertilizing: These Maples do not require large amounts of nutrients. But any recommended fertilization should use a balanced complete fertilizer for shrubs and trees. This should be applied once a year in early spring, and if possible, before the leaves appear.

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

Shipping Details

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. 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.

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$15.00-$23.99 $13.95
$24.00-$39.99 $16.95
$40.00-$79.99 $19.95
$80.00-$98.99 $24.95
$99.00-$128.99 $29.95

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Jeffrey A.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Emperor Japanese Maple

This is a magnificent tree. You can nearly hear it growing! And it’s summer color is one I wish I had for my car. Stunning. My trees were well packaged and arrived ready to plant. Healthy and happy. They grow relatively quickly to their adult height of up to 15 feet. I am beyond pleased.

James R.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Beautiful Tree

It was awesome experience. I recommend buy trees from here.

Kevin K.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Emperor Japanese Maple

Tree delivery was per schedule…a day or two late but in good condition…color and leaf out good….Kevin Keenan

Scott H.
United States United States
I recommend this product

I am Very Happy

The Japanese Maples arrived in great condition and I planted them right away.

Dean A. Christiansen
United States United States
I recommend this product

Fast Ship - and a beautiful tree

First -time buyer here - and was anxious about the plant since it will become a permanent addition to my local parish memorial garden. They shipped as soon as possible - and packaging and care were superb. - see photo. I immediately replanted to a pot - also pictured, to allow for my gifting it to my parish memorial garden. This is a true to description 4-5' plant - in VERY good shape - am very happy! PS - I DID also buy the warranty - having had mixed success with my local growers' plants, so simply 'just in case'. Emperor Japanese Maple Tree Emperor Japanese Maple Tree Review