Acer Palmatum – Japanese maple

Acer Palmatum – Japanese maple acer palmatum

Hardiness Zones: 5-8

Habit: Deciduous

Growth Rate: Slow to moderate

Site Requirements: Light dappled shade; evenly moist, well drained soil; protect from drying winds

Form: Low; dense rounded top; spreading branches; assumes a layered look

Flower/Fruit: Small red to purple flowers; attractive if viewed closely but insignificant from a distance

Comments: Can be grown as single or multistemmed small tree; may suffer leaf scorch with excess

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