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Plant Characteristics

Bark Color*
  • Gray
Bark Type*
  • Smooth
Cultural Information*
  • Leaf Spot - High Resistance
  • Root Rot - High Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - Low Resistance
  • Powdery Mildew - Moderate Resistance
Fruit Type*
  • Non-Edible Fruit
Growth Habit*
  • Upright Growing
Growth Rate*
  • Medium
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Light Yellow/Brilliant Yellow
  • Red/Brilliant Red
  • Orange/Brilliant Orange
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Light Green/Chartreuse
  • Green
  • Pink
  • Multi/Variegated
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Multi/Variegated
  • Pink
  • Green
  • Light Green/Chartreuse
Leaf Type*
  • Deciduous/Herbaceous
Nature Assets*
  • Attracts Birds
  • Deer Resistant
Plant Type*
  • Japanese Maple
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Summer Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Fall Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Average
  • Tolerates High pH (Alkaline Soils)
  • Well-Drained
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
  • Moist
Propagation Methods*
  • Budding
  • Graft
Season of Interest*
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Early Spring
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Dappled Shade in Southern States
  • Prefers Morning Sun Only in Southern States
Uses*
  • Provides Shade
  • Accent Plant
  • Landscape Specimen
  • Rock Gardens
  • Understory Planting
  • Near Water Gardens or Ponds
 

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Acer is easy to grow and adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include free fertilizer with every order.

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FIRST GHOST UPRIGHT JAPANESE MAPLE

Acer palmatum matsumurae 'First Ghost'

Buy First Ghost Japanese Maple online. First Ghost is a small sized tree with variegated leaves. The yellow tones leaves are tinged with pink around the edges that give it a very distinctive look. This is a for sure collector's must have.

Mature Height:

5-6 Feet

Mature Spread:

2-3 Feet

Hardiness Zone:

5-8

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Family: Sapindaceae / Aceraceae · Common Name: Maple


Maple trees are a wonderful genus of trees, with sizes ranging from very small and slow growing Japanese Maples, to very fast growing Silver Maples. Maple trees are found growing all across the world, and most admired for their colorful fall foliage.

FREE with every plant purchased:

  • The Sooner Guarantee: For details, click here!
  • A pre-measured amount of Polyon® Best-Paks time release fertilizer that keeps your plant well nourished for one year.
  • Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included in the top of each container to use when planting as they help retain soil moisture, and plants will establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will also survive drought-like conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
  • Planting and Care Instruction brochure.
  • Catalogs of new and exciting plant brands, such as Garden Debut® and Proven Winners®.

DIY Irrigation SuppliesWe use and recommend www.dripdepot.com for our irrigation needs, from simple to install micro and drip systems, to commercial grade irrigation parts and supplies.

Purchase FIRST GHOST UPRIGHT JAPANESE MAPLE Online

Root Pouch 2 gallon

SKU: 5362

(2.11 gallons / 8 liters)
(18-24 inches tall)
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Standard Package Grown in Root Pouch®.




$85.00

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Root Pouch 5 gallon

SKU: 9832

(4.22 gallons / 16 liters)
(4-5 ft tall)
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Standard Package
Super Sized Grown in Root Pouch®.



$150.00

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Customer Testimonials

The trees arrived strong and healthy. I'm looking forward to seeing them bloom next spring.


Jeanne
Hoptinkin, MA
October 2014

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