Japanese Red Maple

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Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum' - Japanese Red Maple

The Red Japanese Maple is a small growing maple tree. In spring, this acer leafs out with deep red to burgundy foliage turning into a beautiful scarlet red for fall. Although this tree has good sun tolerance, foliage may turn to variations of red and green shades during the heat of summer, especially if planted in full sun. This Japanese Red Maple tree is grown from seed. 

Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum' is a slow growing maple up to 20 feet tall. This often slender (without pruning) is excellent for patio areas and to add color in an otherwise drab garden setting. The black to red bark makes for interesting winter garden color.

Red Japanese Maple Tree

Japanese Red Maple Tree is a red leafed Japanese maple with lovely features that makes it ideal in many garden settings the first being their extreme beauty. Acer palmatum is used as a highly prized specimen multi-stemmed shrubsmall tree, or planted in groupings. Include this red leafed tree in your oriental gardenzen gardensmall yard, or a splash of brilliant color in an English Cottage Garden.

Do you have limited gardening experience? You will find these are hardy and easy to grow plantsJapanese Red Maples perform nicely in various degrees of shade and are excellent in urban settings where large buildings limit gardeners of full sun options. They, also, grow in full sun.

Japanese Red Maples are an excellent choice for growing in large containers on your deck, patio or porch.


Japanese Red Maple is available in 2 container sizes:

  • Gallon Container
  • Quart Container

Orders shipping to CA and AZ will be bare rooted and root washed before being prepped for shipping.

Quantity1 - 45 - Unlimited

Please Note: Beginning in September, many plants begin to go dormant.

Some plants may have already dropped their leaves, died back to the ground or are beginning to turn yellow when they arrive to you. Deciduous trees, shrubs, perennials and groundcovers do go dormant.

This is a normal stage for plants at this time of the year. Plant upon arrival as roots continue to grow while the ground is warm. Some plants require seasonal maintenance and may have been pruned.

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