Japanese maple (Acer palmatum)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
Japanese maple
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Japanese maple (Acer palmatum)

Cultivars:
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 5b
Mature Height Mature Height
6 to 25 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
6 to 25 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Slower
Sun Sun
Full Sun or Partial Shade
Moisture Moisture
Moist soil, well drained
Fall Color Fall Color
Attractive
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
No
Flower Flower
Insignificant
Fruit Fruit
Insignificant
Evergreen Evergreen
No
Native to WI Native to WI
No
Additional Information Additional Information
oval to broad form; layered branches; multi-stemmed; 6-25’ tall and wide (depends on cultivar); slow grower; many cultivars; most not cold hardy here; available in green or purple leaved cultivars; some cultivars have dissected leaves and weeping form; smooth, gray bark; showy, late, orange, red to purplish-red fall color; full sun to partial shade; prefers fertile, organic, loamy soil, pH adaptable; intolerant to poorly-drained, compacted, heavy clay soil; plant in spring only; moist well-drained soil; sensitive to drought and road salt; very susceptible to verticillium wilt; native to Asia; hardy only to zone 5b; plant in very protected areas; the two cultivars below are slightly more cold hardy than the others

UW Extension
For more information, see the UW Extension Urban Horticulture Team Web site: www.uwex.edu/ces/wihort
Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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