Japanese Maple Trees Information
Japanese maple trees add grace and beauty through the seasons. While the Bloodgood Japanese maple is a tried-and-true specimen, consider some of our favorite varieties, including dwarf Japanese maple, that feature a spectacle of vibrant leaf color.
Japanese Maple Trees Facts
This is an ornamental tree, typically planted for the visual interest and beauty it can bring to landscape. The Japanese red maple grows to a height of 15–25′ and a spread of around 20′ at maturity.
This tree grows at a slow to medium rate, with height increases of anywhere from less than 12″ to 24″ per year. Full sun and partial shade are best for this tree, meaning it prefers a minimum of four hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight each day.
- Grows in a rounded shape.
- Works well as a specimen, accent, shrub border, grouping or bonsai.
- Should be watered during dry periods, keeping soil consistently moist.
- Will need protection from high winds and late spring frosts for its young leaves.
- Features simple leaves that are up to 4″ in length. 5 or 7 lobes spread symmetrically from a central point like fingers from the palm of a hand.
- Produces attractive, reddish purple foliage, especially in spring and fall. (Summer leaf color is often green.)
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The Japanese red maple lends a sense of grace to any space. The dash of red is a welcome addition in yards and parks across the U.S. Click here for more information.