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Acer Palmatum 'Atropurpureum'

Red Leaf Japanese Maple

Red Leaf Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Atropurpeum') is valued for its colorful foliage, which varies from red to green in summer to autumn colors of yellow, red, or purple. This deciduous tree will grow about a foot each year, eventually reaching as high as 25 feet. A. palmatum grows best in rich, well drained soils and partial sun to shade, and can even tolerate clay soils if sloped. Offspring of this tree grown from seed often lose a portion of their red color. The Japanese Maple family of trees has been cultivated in Japan for hundreds of years, and has long been a popular tree for bonsai gardeners.


Zone_5Zone_8 5 to 8

Water_use_3Water_use_4 Average to High

Exposure_2Exposure_3 Part Sun to Full Sun

Growth Rate Moderate

Height 18' 0" (5.4864 m)

Width 18' 0" (5.4864 m)

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