How to Grow Acer palmatum Atropurpureum Plants in your Garden

Acer palmatum Atropurpureum Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: Acer palmatum Atropurpureum
  • Common Name: Purple japanese maple
  • Growing Zone: USA: 6 to 8
  • Life Cycle / Plant Type: Tree

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 180 to 300
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 300 to 360
  • Time of Bloom: Spring
  • Flower Details: Red
  • Leaf Foliage: Purple
  • Fruit:
  • Growth Form: Rounded, Upright or erect

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Shady to full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth: Grows slowly
  • Suitable Soil Types: Acidic, Clay, Loamy, Sandy, Well drained
  • Soil Moisture: Moist

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • Level of Maintenance: Low
  • Propagation: Grafting or soft-wood cuttings
  • How to Prune: Requires little to no pruning. In some cases hard pruning can be disruptive.
  • Pests: Aphids and horse chestnut scale are sometimes a problem
  • Diseases: Usually disease free but Verticillium wiltcan be problematic

Further Information

  • Can Attract:
  • Tolerant of:
  • Best Garden Use: Specimen, Woodland garden
  • Further Reading and References: Here and Here
  • Family: Sapindaceae
  • Closely Related Family Members: Baumanns horse chestnut; Balloon Vine; and Yellowhorn.
  • Miscellaneous: Attractive foliage, Non-native to North America, Inconspicuous flowers or blooms
  • Main Species Detail: Acer palmatum and Acer palmatum Dissectum

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