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ARATAMA UPRIGHT JAPANESE MAPLE
Acer palmatum 'Aratama'
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Hardiness Zone: 5-9 · Mature Height: 3-4 Feet · Mature Spread: 3-4 Feet
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.
Family: Sapindaceae / Aceraceae · Common Name: Maple
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- A pre-applied, pre-measured amount of time release fertilizer that keeps your plant well nourished for up to one year.
- Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included in the top of each container to use when planting as they help retain soil moisture, and plants will establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will also survive drought-like conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
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ARATAMA UPRIGHT JAPANESE MAPLE Plant Characteristics
|•||Leaf Scorch - Low Resistance|
|•||Leaf Spot - High Resistance|
|•||Powdery Mildew - Moderate Resistance|
|•||Root Rot - High Resistance|
Leaf Color Summer*
Preferred Soil Conditions*
|•||Adapts Well to Most Soil Types|
|•||Tolerates High pH (Alkaline Soils)|
Season of Interest*
|•||Late Spring/Early Summer|
|•||Late Summer/Early Autumn|
|•||Prefers Dappled Shade in Southern States|
|•||Near Water Gardens or Ponds|
|•||Under Power Lines|
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ARATAMA UPRIGHT JAPANESE MAPLE Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips
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.