japanese maple emperor

Acer Palmatum

Acer palmatum - Japanese maple Emperor
Japanese maples are renowned for their foliage. The leaves have 5 to 9 palmate lobes – they make fine specimen trees. They are commonly used in bonsai tradition. They are small trees and can be used in most yards. They are a little fussier than their American counterparts and grow slowly. They are worth all the effort though.

Emperor has an upright growing habit with deep red leaves.

Height: 10′ – 15′

Width: 10′ – 15′

Exposure: Full sun to part shade.

Fruit / Flower: Samaras.

Fall Color: Burgundy-red.

Water: Water regularly in well drained soil. Use mulch for moisture retention. Do not let them dry out especially while the tree is being established.

Fertilizer: Use a slow release fertilizer. Be careful not to over-fertilize reulting in burned-out shrivelled leaves.

Pruning: Prune lightly to shape, removing crossed and rubbing branches. Excessive pruning, especially in the summer heat, can damage the branches.

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