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Purple-Leaf Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum'

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Purple-Leaf Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum') at Tagawa Gardens

Purple-Leaf Japanese Maple

Purple-Leaf Japanese Maple

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Purple-Leaf Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum') at Tagawa Gardens

Purple-Leaf Japanese Maple foliage

Purple-Leaf Japanese Maple foliage

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Height:  12 feet

Spread:  12 feet

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Description:

One of the most stunning landscape accent trees available, featuring an incredibly artistic habit of growth and distinctively palm-shaped leaves that emerge rich purple and darken to a deep green-bronze over summer; the perfect feature tree

Ornamental Features

Purple-Leaf Japanese Maple has attractive deep purple-tipped dark green foliage which emerges deep purple in spring. The lobed palmate leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding red in the fall. It features subtle corymbs of red flowers rising above the foliage in mid spring. It produces red samaras from early to mid fall. The rough gray bark and red branches add an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Purple-Leaf Japanese Maple is an open deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Purple-Leaf Japanese Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent

Planting & Growing

Purple-Leaf Japanese Maple will grow to be about 12 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 years or more.

This tree does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Note:

Prefers a protected location. East or northeast is great for protection from the intense sun. Protect from drying winds.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent 
Applications
Flowers  Fruit  Foliage Color  Fall Color  Plant Form  Bark 
Ornamental Features

Disclaimer: Inventory varies seasonally as well as by the hour during busy season. Please call us directly 303-690-4722 or visit us for current availability.


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