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Acer palmatum 'Aratama'

ARATAMA UPRIGHT JAPANESE MAPLE

Buy Aratama Japanese Maple online. This extremely rare, dwarf, deciduous Japanese Maple features an abundance of seasonal color. Brilliant red foliage to a deep purple in the spring, changing olive green with red margins in the summer then fall brings yellow, orange and red leaves. 'Aratama' is one of the first trees to leaf out in the spring and will tolerate the full sun. This shrub slowly reaches 3-4ft. in 10 years with clumped forming leaves and compact habit. A desirable shrub for the small garden landscape.

Height:

3-4 Feet

Spread:

3-4 Feet

Hardiness Zone:

5-9

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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*
  • Dwarf/Small Growing
  • Upright Growing
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Orange/Brilliant Orange
  • Light Yellow/Brilliant Yellow
  • Red/Brilliant Red
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Purple
  • Burgundy/Crimson
  • Red
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Green
Leaf Type*
  • Deciduous/Herbaceous
Nature Assets*
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Birds
Plant Type*
  • Japanese Maple
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Spring Planting
  • Fall Planting
  • Summer Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Average
  • Well-Drained
  • Tolerates High pH (Alkaline Soils)
  • Moist
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
Propagation Methods*
  • Budding
  • Graft
Season of Interest*
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Early Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Spring
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Dappled Shade in Southern States
  • Prefers Morning Sun Only in Southern States
Uses*
  • Accent Plant
  • Landscape Specimen
  • Rock Gardens
  • Understory Planting
  • Near Water Gardens or Ponds
  • Provides Shade
  • Under Power Lines
 

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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