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University of Illinois Extension - Selecting Shrubs for Your Home
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Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum
Japanese Maple leaves
Size:
Size: small
Small
Size: medium
Medium
Size: large
Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun not required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Pests and Problems:

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease

Insect Relative Damage


Challenging to grow in zone 5. Select cultivars not only for small size and ornamental attributes, but also for winter hardiness.
Hardiness Zone: 5 - 8 
Mature Height: 0 Feet
Mature Width: 0 Feet
Features: Many cultivars have beautiful dissected and/or colored foliage; form can also be attractive; small red to purple flowers in May and June.
Culture: Light shade; moist, well-drained soil; protect from late spring frosts.
Cultivars: Numerous; check with local nurseries for availability in your area.
Mature Form: Rounded to broad rounded; branches often produce a layered effect.
Native To: Japan, China, Korea
Soil Conditions:
Dry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Alkaline Soil
Dry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Wind
Uses:
Barrier
Use for: Border.Border
Foundation
Hedge
Use for: Massing.Massing
Naturalizing
Screen
Use for: Specimen.Specimen
Foliage Color: Green
Purple
Red
Variegated
 
Fall Foliage Color: Orange
Purple
Red
Yellow
 
Additional Notes:

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