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Acer palmatum 'Alpine Silver Thread'

ALPINE SILVER THREAD UPRIGHT JAPANESE MAPLE

Buy Alpine Silver Thread Upright Japanese Maple online. Alpine Silver Thread Upright Japanese Maple is a great introduction into the Japanese Maple spectrum, as it is light colored than its relative 'Shigitatsu Sawa'. It features awesome white and light green variegation in the spring that are accented by dark green veins. Leaves can fade to green in the summer months, and should still have some variegation to them. Fall color can vary from bright yellow to golden-orange. This is truly a showstopper for any landscape or for the Japanese Maple connoisseur.

Height:

10-12 Feet

Spread:

8-10 Feet

Hardiness Zone:

5-8

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Plant Characteristics

Bark Color*
  • Gray
Bark Type*
  • Smooth
Cultural Information*
  • Leaf Scorch - Low Resistance
  • Powdery Mildew - Moderate Resistance
  • Leaf Spot - High Resistance
  • Root Rot - High Resistance
Fruit Type*
  • Non-Edible Fruit
Growth Habit*
  • Upright Growing
Growth Rate*
  • Medium
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Light Yellow/Brilliant Yellow
  • Dark Yellow/Gold
  • Orange/Brilliant Orange
Leaf Color Spring*
  • White
  • Light Green/Chartreuse
  • Multi/Variegated
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Green
  • White
  • Multi/Variegated
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
  • Tolerates High pH (Alkaline Soils)
  • Moist
  • Well-Drained
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
Propagation Methods*
  • Budding
  • Graft
Season of Interest*
  • Fall
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Spring
  • Summer
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Morning Sun Only in Northern States
  • Prefers Morning Sun Only 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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