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Acer palmatum 'Atro-purpureum'

RED UPRIGHT JAPANESE MAPLE

Buy Red Upright Japanese Maple online. Japanese Red Maples are one of the most sought after trees in the landscape. 'Atro-purpureum' is a standard upright grower with leaf color varying from dark blood red to reddish green. Japanese Red Maples have many desirable characteristics, which can vary from tree to tree. Fall color is a stunning mixture of yellows, oranges, and reds.

Height:

15-25 Feet

Spread:

15-25 Feet

Hardiness Zone:

5-8

What's My Hardiness Zone?

Plant Characteristics

Bark Color*
  • Gray
Bark Type*
  • Smooth
Cultural Information*
  • Powdery Mildew - Moderate Resistance
  • Leaf Spot - High Resistance
  • Root Rot - High Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - Low Resistance
Fruit Type*
  • Non-Edible Fruit
Growth Habit*
  • Upright Growing
Growth Rate*
  • Medium
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Red/Brilliant Red
  • Orange/Brilliant Orange
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Purple
  • Burgundy/Crimson
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Purple
  • Green
Leaf Type*
  • Deciduous/Herbaceous
Nature Assets*
  • Attracts Birds
  • Deer Resistant
Plant Type*
  • Japanese Maple
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Spring Planting
  • Fall Planting
  • Summer Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Average
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
  • Moist
  • Well-Drained
  • Tolerates High pH (Alkaline Soils)
Propagation Methods*
  • Graft
  • Seed
  • Budding
Season of Interest*
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Summer
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
 

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

Japanese Red maples will make very nice addition to any garden, and will be a cherished gift for anyone who receives one. Give us your favorite gardeners address, and we will ship this tree directly to them, as a gift from you.