Japanese Maple


Acer palmatum

U.S.A d.w.

Minimum: 10+ seeds

Indulge in the exquisite beauty of Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum), a beloved ornamental tree renowned for its graceful form, delicate foliage, and stunning autumn colors. Whether adorning a Japanese-inspired garden, accentuating a woodland landscape, or providing a focal point in a container garden, Japanese Maple captivates the eye and inspires the soul with its timeless elegance. Explore the enchanting world of Acer palmatum and elevate your outdoor sanctuary to new heights of beauty and tranquility!

Key Features:

  1. Spectacular Foliage: Immerse yourself in a tapestry of color with Japanese Maple's spectacular foliage. From the lacy, palmate leaves of spring to the fiery hues of autumn, each season brings a kaleidoscope of colors, including vibrant greens, fiery reds, golden yellows, and rich purples.

  2. Graceful Form: Admire the elegant silhouette of Japanese Maple's branching structure. Its graceful, cascading branches and delicate leaves create a sense of movement and fluidity, adding a touch of serenity and sophistication to any garden setting.

  3. Year-round Interest: Enjoy year-round beauty with Japanese Maple. In addition to its stunning foliage, this versatile tree offers visual interest in winter with its architectural branches and sculptural form, making it a captivating focal point even in the dormant season.

  4. Versatile Use: Enhance any landscape with the versatile beauty of Japanese Maple. Plant it as a specimen tree, focal point, or accent in a mixed border, or showcase it in a container on a patio or deck for a touch of elegance and refinement.

  5. Low Maintenance: Embrace easy-care gardening with Japanese Maple. Once established, this hardy tree requires minimal maintenance, thriving in well-drained soil and partial shade to full sun, depending on the variety.


  • Botanical Name: Acer palmatum
  • Type: Deciduous Tree
  • Height: Varies by cultivar (typically 10-25 feet)
  • Spread: Varies by cultivar (typically 10-20 feet)
  • Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun
  • Bloom Time: Spring (inconspicuous flowers)
  • Fall Color: Varied (red, orange, yellow, purple)
  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9


  • Year-round Beauty: Add visual interest and color to your garden throughout the seasons with Japanese Maple's ever-changing foliage and graceful form.

  • Architectural Appeal: Create a focal point or anchor in your landscape design with Japanese Maple's elegant silhouette and sculptural branches.

  • Autumn Splendor: Experience the breathtaking beauty of fall with Japanese Maple's vibrant display of autumn colors, ranging from fiery reds and oranges to golden yellows and deep purples.

  • Versatile Design: Incorporate Japanese Maple into a wide range of garden styles, from traditional Japanese gardens to modern landscapes, woodland gardens, and container gardens.

  • Low Maintenance: Enjoy the beauty of Japanese Maple with minimal upkeep. Simply provide well-drained soil, adequate moisture, and occasional pruning to maintain its health and beauty.

Care Guidelines:

  1. Sunlight: Plant Japanese Maple in a location with partial shade to full sun, depending on the variety. Provide protection from harsh afternoon sun and hot, dry winds.

  2. Soil: Choose well-drained, acidic soil with a pH of 5.5-6.5. Amend heavy clay or alkaline soils with organic matter to improve drainage and soil structure.

  3. Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist, especially during the first few years after planting. Provide supplemental water during dry periods to prevent drought stress.

  4. Pruning: Prune Japanese Maple in late winter or early spring to remove dead, damaged, or crossing branches. Maintain its natural shape and open the canopy to improve airflow and light penetration.

  5. Fertilization: Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in early spring before new growth begins. Avoid over-fertilizing, as excessive nitrogen can stimulate lush foliage growth at the expense of fall color.

Design Tips:

  • Specimen Tree: Plant Japanese Maple as a focal point or specimen tree in a prominent location where its beauty can be appreciated year-round.

  • Understory Planting: Use Japanese Maple as an understory tree beneath taller deciduous or evergreen trees to add layers of interest and color to the landscape.

  • Container Gardening: Showcase Japanese Maple in a container on a patio, deck, or balcony to bring its elegance and beauty to small spaces.

  • Accent Planting: Pair Japanese Maple with companion plants that complement its foliage colors and textures, such as ferns, hostas, heucheras, and ornamental grasses.

  • Seasonal Interest: Create a garden with year-round interest by incorporating plants that provide complementary color, texture, and form throughout the seasons, enhancing the beauty of Japanese Maple.

Transform your outdoor space into a sanctuary of beauty and tranquility with the timeless elegance of Japanese Maple. Order now and experience the enchanting allure of Acer palmatum in your own garden oasis!