- USDA hardiness zones:
- Full sun to part shade
Easily grown in moist, organically rich, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Best performance is in sun-dappled part shade. Foliage may scorch in full sun. Avoid hot, dry sites. Plant in a location protected from strong winds.
Size and growth:
- 6.0 to 8.0 feet
- 8.0 to 12.0 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 forms are effective in small groupings in shrub borders. May be grown in tubs/patio containers. Cascading effect can be showcased by planting at the side of a pond or stream.
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. Foliage tends to leaf out early in spring and is subject to damage from late spring frosts.