Growing Zones: 5-9 outdoors(hardy down to -10℉) 5-9 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 6-10 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 8-15 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Acer palmatum 'Red Select'
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Puts on a Show
Here's why you should load up on the Red Select:
Gorgeous dark purple spring foliage
Wonderful Fall colors
When it comes to Japanese Maples, See Red
Color abounds in this low-sweeping, stunner and gets brighter throughout the season. The convenient size, slow growth rate and near perfect shape of this small landscape tree make the Red Select a popular specimen for a variety of areas-even planted under power lines! With pruning required only once during the summer, this low maintenance tree will reach a mature height of less than 10 feet and enjoy a lifespan of more than 60 years. Tolerant of urban pollution, Red Select is an excellent choice whether planted in a city, suburban and country setting.
A Magnificent Look
Nothing adds instant character and unrivaled curb appeal to your landscape like the Red Select Japanese Maple Tree. Gorgeous, dark purple leaves usher in the spring, followed by a deep bronze, green mixture that you will admire the whole season through. Accentuating the incredible bursts of color from the small, palm-shaped leaves, the trunk's gray bark and red branches complete a color spectrum that's sure to dress up any planting location you choose. It's wide, low canopy provides excellent ground cover and makes Red Select the perfect accent tree.
Order your Red Select Japanese Maple tree today, and add color to your garden or landscape like you've never seen before.
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Customer Reviews & Photos
Small but strong
Not sure yet it's only a one gallon plant and it was super small I'm still hoping that it's going to make it everything else I've ever gotten from you has been amazing but my suggestion would be to other people don't get one gallon they're too small get at least a 2 gallon or a 3 gallon plant anyway hopefully it well do good I will do another review again later
The tree is fine; however the bay-leaf tree is struggling and has few leaves. I was disappointed in the plant when it arrived. I could have returned it but decided not to do so.
Very nice tree
Beautiful so far. I will be ordering more! I have diligently watering and caring for tree and have no complaints
Planting & Care
The Red Select Japanese maple is a low maintenance, deciduous tree which emerge in spring with an attractive dark green foliage burst of beautiful dark purple leave and eventually fade to bronze green. This tree also has ornamental features, turning an outstanding crimson color and producing red samaras from early to mid fall. The red branches on the rough gray bark add an interesting dimension to the landscape. This variety “Acer palmatum Red” perform their best in USDA growing zones 5-9 in full to partial sun. Red Select Japanese maples are moderate growers, maturing to a height of 6-10 feet tall and 8-15 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 back fill 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 water again after the transplant is complete.
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 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.
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|
|$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
Growing Zone Finder.
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!|