- USDA hardiness zones:
- Full sun to part shade
Easily grown in moist, organically rich, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Performs well in bright, sun-dappled, part shade locations. Pruning off some poorly colored mature branches may stimulate growth of new stems with much better pink coloration. Avoid hot and dry sites. Site in locations protected from strong winds.
Size and growth:
- 20.0 to 25.0 feet
- 15.0 to 20.0 feet
Bloom / flowers:
- Reddish purple
Insignificant flowers, Good in the fall, Colored leaves, Showy bark, Red, and Purple
Japanese maples are generally grown for their attractive foliage and shape. This cultivar also has excellent winter bark and should be sited in locations where the pink bark in winter can be easily appreciated. 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.
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. Good resistance to leaf scorch. Foliage tends to leaf out early in spring and is subject to damage from late spring frosts.