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A picture of a Japanese maple

Japanese maple

Acer palmatum var. matsumurae

Also known as

Blood-leaf Japanese maple, Coral-bark maple, Maple

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Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

9m

Max

9m

3m

Min

4m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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A photo of Japanese maple
A photo of Japanese maple

Japanese maple Overview

This is a large tree with a broad and rounded canopy of layered branches which can grow up to 9 meters tall in the wild. It has long-lobed mid green leaves in summer. Leaves turn a bright crimson red in the autumn.

Common problems with Japanese maple

How to propagate Japanese maple

Seed

Species are propagated by seed.

Grafting

By grafting or simple layering in late winter or early spring.

Layering

Budding

By budding in summer.

Other uses of Japanese maple

Grown for foliage interest and habit. Also grown as a Bonsai tree.