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Plant Characteristics

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

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Japanese Maples are moderately easy to grow, and adapt to most conditions; however, they do prefer to be planted in an area that is well protected from wind, heat exposure, and drought like conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include a free fertilizer packet.

Interesting Notes

Excellent tree as a accent or specimen. Works well in large pots as a patio tree. Also great around water gardens.

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BUTTERFLY UPRIGHT JAPANESE MAPLE

Acer palmatum matsumurae 'Butterfly'

Buy Butterfly Japanese Maple online. The best variegated Japanese Maple available! Green leaves with white margins emerge in spring, maturing to gray green with cream-colored variegation and variable rose red. Leaves later turn a beautiful red purple in fall. Growth habit is upright vase shaped.

Mature Height:

12-15 Feet

Mature Spread:

6-8 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 BUTTERFLY UPRIGHT JAPANESE MAPLE Online

Root Pouch 2 gallon

SKU: 2912

(2.11 gallons / 8 liters)
(2-3 ft tall)
(20 units available now - S)

Standard Package Grown in Root Pouch®.




$90.00

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Root Pouch 5 gallon

SKU: 9233

(4.22 gallons / 16 liters)
(3-4 ft tall)
(19 units available now - S)

Standard Package Grown in Root Pouch®.




$175.00

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It means a lot to me that you would send a larger size than I paid for so that the five would all be the same size!  As you know, I have purchased from you many times through the years, and have always appreciated your going the extra mile to make certain I am satisfied. Thanks again for providing a quality product, great customer service, and outstanding followup.


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South Greenfield, MO
November 2016

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