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Acer palmatum matsumurae 'Purple Ghost'

PURPLE GHOST UPRIGHT JAPANESE MAPLE

Buy Purple Ghost Japanese Maple online. Purple Ghosthas new growth that ranges from lavender to dark purple. When planted in the sun the leaves will remain dark purple and in the shade lighter purple.

Height:

9-12 Feet

Spread:

4-5 Feet

Hardiness Zone:

5-9

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Plant Characteristics

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

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 free fertilizer with every order.

Interesting Notes

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