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Acer japonicum 'Emmett's Pumpkin'

EMMITT'S PUMPKIN UPRIGHT JAPANESE MAPLE

Buy Emmitt's Pumpkin Upright Japanese Maple online. A beautiful Japanese Maple that some say has the largest leaves of all the Japanese Maples. It features large golden yellow to orange color in the spring season that fade to green during the summer. This wonderful tree gets its name from its fall color, which is a stunning color of orange. This tree is perfect when used as an understory tree, an accent, or showing off as a specimen.

Height:

8-10 Feet

Spread:

8-10 Feet

Hardiness Zone:

5-9

What's My Hardiness Zone?

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*
  • Orange/Brilliant Orange
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Orange
  • Dark Yellow/Gold
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Green
Leaf Type*
  • Deciduous/Herbaceous
Nature Assets*
  • Attracts Birds
  • Deer Resistant
Plant Type*
  • Japanese Maple
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Fall Planting
  • Summer Planting
  • Spring Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Average
  • Well-Drained
  • Tolerates High pH (Alkaline Soils)
  • Moist
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
Propagation Methods*
  • Graft
  • Budding
Season of Interest*
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Early Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Spring
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Morning Sun Only in Southern States
  • Prefers Morning Sun Only in Northern States
Uses*
  • Provides Shade
  • Rock Gardens
  • Accent Plant
  • Landscape Specimen
  • 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 free fertilizer with every order.

Interesting Notes

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