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Acer palmatum 'Aka Kawa Hime'

AKA KAWA HIME UPRIGHT JAPANESE MAPLE

Buy Aka Kawa Hime Upright Japanese Maple online. 'Aka Kawa Hime' is an exciting cultivar of the well-known A. palmatum 'Sango Kaku''; but with one exception. It is a semi-dwarf tree with bright red bark in the winter. The foliage is bright green in spring, and matures to a solid green color in the summer. In fall, the leaves turn shades of gold, yellow and orange.

Height:

7-9 Feet

Spread:

5-6 Feet

Hardiness Zone:

5-9

What's My Hardiness Zone?

Plant Characteristics

Fruit Type*
  • Non-Edible Fruit
Growth Habit*
  • Dwarf/Small Growing
  • Upright Growing
Growth Rate*
  • Medium
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Light Yellow/Brilliant Yellow
  • Orange/Brilliant Orange
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
  • Moist
Season of Interest*
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Fall
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Year-Round
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Early Spring
  • Winter
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Dappled Shade in Southern States
  • Prefers Morning Sun Only in Southern States
Uses*
  • Understory Planting
  • Near Water Gardens or Ponds
  • Provides Shade
  • Accent Plant
  • Landscape Specimen
  • Rock Gardens
 

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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