Growing Zones: 5-8 outdoors(hardy down to -10℉)
This plant may not thrive in your area
- Mature Height:
- 12-15 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 12-15 ft.
- Best Color- Part Shade Tolerates Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Acer palmatum Wolff EMPEROR 1®
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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 Fast-Growing-Trees.com 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 nursery...no green thumb required.
Don’t miss out on this show of color. Order your Emperor Japanese Maple today!
Customer Reviews & Photos
I planted this during the dormat season, but it was in excellent shape upon delivery. I will use them again.
This is the first time I have ever ordered shrubs. So far I am very satisfied. Arrived on time. Was nice and healthy.
Watching carefully the young maple tree now.
I bought this young maple as the replacement for 30yrs old Japanese Shidare maple in our back garden which died right after my wife died because of cancer at the end of January this year. She loved the Shidare every day. I had bought a Shidare just before I ordered this one. That Shidare from Amazon is 3ft high and looks too fragile. Therefore I am trying your Imperial maple( As the New Japanese Emperor just crowned Oct.22). Now it took about one week I received the package , therefore I really worried about the health of the plant. Fortunately it came out fine and I put a lot of water right away. However it was the middle of heatwave(Indian Summer in Calif.) The maple lost many leaves in a few days. I re-potted it to much bigger pot and watered the plant again. Now it regained spirit with the tiny sprouts after fallen leaves. I am carefully watching what would happen to him next. Thank you for asking how your beloved Maple is going. Shunji Shinoda I was born in 1930, Tokyo, Japan. In our backyard there was a Japanese garden with a beautiful scarlet maple, I remember. I hope I can see this new maple to grow like the one in my memory.
So far so good
Ordering was easy. Trees arrived in good shape.
Emperor Japanese Maple Tree
Tree is very small. I have not yet seen any new growth yet. I hope it makes it thru the winter....I can then give a better review on the tree. Fast Growing Trees did get the tree to me quickly and it was packaged nicely.
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.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
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|
|$99.00 +||FREE SHIPPING with code JAN99!|
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 - 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
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 May 4th|
|Zone 5||Week of April 13th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 30th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|