Growing Zones: 5-8 outdoors(hardy down to -10℉) 5-8 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 15-20 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 15 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Acer palmatum
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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.
Even 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.
- Wow 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 stand out tree to your landscape. Order yours today!
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We ordered Japanese Maple trees and Italian Cypress bushes and they are all just lovely! They arrived very well packaged which showed us that they were well cared for at the point of shipping. Our trees and bushes appeared to be newly planted and arrived with gorgeous loose fertilized soil around the base of the trees and bushes. They were not root bound whatsoever which really impressed us. Thank you! We will be ordering from Fast Growing Trees again!!!
Very nice tree
Trees were packed and shipped with care
Tree under stress?
I liked the shape of the tree when it arrived. It's been planted as directed. For the first couple weeks the edges of the leaves started to dry out. I was not overly concerned as I thought it had a little stress from transplanting. It was planted using potting soil that was supposed to feed it for 6-9 months so I did not use any fertilizer. It's had water but now the edges of most all the leaves are drying out. Don't want to over water it but don't want to under water as well. Any suggestions?
Needs Some Shade
Tree arrived in great condition but was struggling immediately. We are in new construction with not a lot of mature trees. Local landscapers working in the area advised that this tree does better with more shade. It is currently in a large pot on our porch and is doing better. We are hopeful we will be able to plant it on the property at a later date.
Planting & Care
The Red Japanese Maple is a beautifully decorative, cold hardy tree that has been known to add serious value to properties. These Japanese maples are commonly used as focal points or centerpieces for landscapes and appreciated for their non-invasive root structure. This moderately growing, full to partial sun lover is also fantastic for small to medium spaces as they only mature to about 15 feet tall and anywhere from 15-25 feet wide but can be easily controlled through pruning practices. The beautiful scarlet foliage of the Red Japanese Maple is prized as it lasts most of the year instead just a few weeks.
1) 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) Back fill 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.
Exception: If you have clay soil, dig your hole rather shallow, so that the root system is partly above the ground. When filling the hole, the soil should be mounded up to the root collar to protect the tree from drying out. (If deep holes are dug in heavy soils such as clay, the hole acts like a large iron kettle with no drainage, causing the water to build up, drowning and killing your tree.)
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 frosts. The ideal mulch bed is a 2 inch layer of coarse bark.
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 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.
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