Plants We Love: Japanese Maple - Horticulture

Plants We Love: Japanese Maple

This small tree attracts attention year-round.
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Plant name: Japanese Maple



Botanical name:
Acer palmatum ‘Atropurpureum’



Suggested by:
Bob Buzzo, Lawyer Nursery



Virtues:
Versatile small tree with year-round interest.



Foliage:
Classic maple leaf. Leaf color is one of its strong attractions. Ranges from red to burgundy.



Habit:
Small tree to 20 feet, sometimes larger.



Season:
Early spring, for bright red new leaves and flowers; fall for fiery red foliage. Leaves are burgundy through summer; bare silhouette is interesting in winter.



Companions:
Conifers.

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