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Red Japanese Maple TreeAcer palmatum

75 reviews
  • Red Japanese Maple Tree

    The largest of our Japanese Maples can get 20 feet tall.

  • Red Japanese Maple Tree

    Grown from seed these japanese maple's color can vary.

  • Red Japanese Maple Tree
  • Red Japanese Maple Tree
  • Red Japanese Maple Tree
  • Red Japanese Maple Tree

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Red Japanese Maple TreeAcer palmatum

75 reviews
Shade Trees
Available Sizes:
  • 2 Quart
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Brighten Your Yard with Changing Red Foliage

A show-stopping display of reds is synonymous with the Red Japanese Maple. Beautiful, bright red foliage appears in spring and transforms into burgundy in summer and then scarlet in autumn, so you'll have year-round visual interest.

The winter bark has tones of red and black to add warmth in the coldest months. Plus, your Red Japanese Maple can be easily pruned to any height you desire, making it ideal for small yards.

Even better? The roots aren't disruptive, so planting it near borders, driveways, and sidewalks can add a pop of color without damage.

You'll love everything the Red Japanese Maple will bring to your landscape:

  • Increase the value of your yard - this stunning tree will add value anywhere you plant it.
  • Create interesting contrast ­­- nothing looks better against a sea of green than a consistent show of reds.
  • Impress your neighbors - with a tree prized by landscape designers.

And best of all, this ornamental value comes with no maintenance. Adaptable, tolerant and hardy, your Red Japanese Maple will give you a show without all the work.

This popular tree doesn't stay in stock long. Don't miss your chance to add this standout tree to your landscape. Order yours today!

Planting & Care

Planting Directions:
1) Find an area with the proper sunlight, and if you live in a hotter climate, ensure your tree gets some afternoon shade to protect it from the harsh sun. The hole should be dug slightly larger than the root system of the plant, 2-3 times the width and just as deep as the root ball.
2) To help the roots establish themselves quickly, mix the soil with an organic compost (conifer bark mulch, rhododendron or azalea planting mix or rose compost) that is recommended but not necessarily needed.
3) The root collar of the plant, the ground line on the stem where the young plant was grown, should be level with the ground surface.
4) Backfill the hole and tamp down the soil as you proceed to cut back on any air pockets from forming.
5) Water the planting site and then mulch to preserve soil moisture.

Watering: The average amount of water supplied to the most common lawn and garden plants should be adequate for your new Japanese maple tree. During the hot summer months, water your Japanese 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 midday sun.

Fertilization: Japanese maples do not require large amounts of nutrients. If your other lawn and garden plants do well, your maple should grow just fine. 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 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.

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.

Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $129 $19.95

Product Details

Mature Height: 15-20 ft.
Mature Width: 15 ft.
Sunlight: Best Color- Part Shade Tolerates Full Sun
Growth Rate: Moderate
Botanical Name: Acer palmatum
Does Not Ship To: AZ
Grows Well In Zones: 5-8 outdoors
Your Growing Zone: #
5-8 outdoors       Map

Growing Zones: 5-8 outdoors

(hardy down to -10℉)

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Maple red

So far tree came when stated. Came in excellent condition. Planted and waiting for the soon to be spring.lol

Rebecca M.
United States United States

Came ready to plant.

A little bit damaged by shipper, but they have great root system and are adapting well from planting.



We're so glad that your tree is doing well despite being slightly damaged. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns!

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Growing Nice

Great! Looking forward to spring.

United States United States
I recommend this product

Japanese maple

Trees arrived in good shape, planted them per your directions, got cold the next day hopefully they will be good to go and ready to grow in the spring

Yvette G.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Red Japanese Maple Tree

My tree arrived in great shape. I have already planted my tree and its already growing. I love my tree. Thank you Fast GrowingTree.Com! I will definitely order more trees and plants from you! From New Jersey