- USDA hardiness zones:
- Full sun to part shade
Easily grown in moist, organically rich, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Prefers lightly sun dappled part shade. Avoid hot and dry sites. Leaves may scorch in full sun in hot southern summers. Plant in a location protected from strong winds. Prune out non-variegated foliage.
Size and growth:
- 7.0 to 12.0 feet
- 4.0 to 8.0 feet
Bloom / flowers:
Insignificant flowers, Good in the fall, Colored leaves, and Purple
Japanese maples are generally grown for their attractive foliage and shape. Specimen/accent or group around the home or yard or periphery of the border or rock garden. Multi-stemmed shrub form is effective in small groupings in shrub borders. May be grown in tubs/patio containers. Bonsai.
No serious insect or disease problems. Susceptible to stem canker and leaf spots. Verticillium wilt may also occur. Watch for borers, scale, mites and aphids. Scorch may occur in hot sun locations with wind exposure. Foliage tends to leaf out early in spring and is subject to damage from late spring frosts.