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Click for previous Image Image 1 of 2 Acer palmatum Red Emperor RED EMPEROR UPRIGHT JAPANESE MAPLE
Courtesy of Buchholz & Buchholz

Courtesy of Buchholz & Buchholz

Acer palmatum 'Red Emperor'


Buy Red Emperor Japanese Maple online. Red Emperor is an upright, bushy deciduous tree. In spring leaves are dark crimson and hold their color well through the summer. Fall color is bright crimson.
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8-10 Feet


5-6 Feet

Hardiness Zone:


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Plant Characteristics

Plant Type
  • Japanese Maple
Northern States Exposure
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Full Shade
  • Part Shade
Growth Rate
  • Medium
Soil Moisture Needs
  • Average
Seasons of Interest
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
Best Usages
  • Accent Plant
  • Landscape Specimen
Best Characteristics
  • Foliage

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Japanese Maple 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 a free fertilizer packet.

Interesting Notes

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