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Japanese Maple 'Fireglow'

Acer palmatum (Amoenum Group) 'Fireglow'

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








20 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Japanese Maple 'Fireglow' Overview

Acer palmatum 'Fireglow' is large bushy deciduous shrub or small tree will get to four meters high and has fantastic pink red leaves in spring which develop to a dark green flushed dark red and then turn purple red in autumn.

Common problems with Japanese Maple 'Fireglow'

How to harvest Japanese Maple 'Fireglow'

Collect ripe seed in autumn when they are brown and beginning to fall off the tree. Store in a paper bag and store in a cool and dry location.

How to propagate Japanese Maple 'Fireglow'



Take softwood cuttings in early summer.


Seeds will have cross-pollinated and unlikely to come true to its parent. They are still worth propagating as the resulting tree will have good colour or possibly be the next "new" must-have. If sowing fresh seed, soak them for twenty-four hours, before re-refrigerating (stratify, duplicate winter conditions) seeds for ninety days by mixing them with a small amount of compost in a plastic bag (with ventilation). The seeds can then be sown in individual pots or outdoors in warm locations. Alternatively, seeds collected and stored from the previous year can be sown in Spring direct in the ground or individual containers.



By budding in summer.

Special features of Japanese Maple 'Fireglow'

Attractive leaves

It's leaves are made up of 5 to 7 slender lobes which are pointed in shape .

Autumn colour

Pot plant

Other uses of Japanese Maple 'Fireglow'

This low maintenance tree can be grown in containers making it an ideal selection for urban courtyards, patios, rock gardens as well as cottage and or woodland gardens.