Acer palmatum var. matsumurae
Also known as
Blood-leaf Japanese maple, Coral-bark maple, Maple
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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.
How to propagate Japanese maple
Species are propagated by seed.
By grafting or simple layering in late winter or early spring.
By budding in summer.
Other uses of Japanese maple
Grown for foliage interest and habit. Also grown as a Bonsai tree.