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Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum': Red Japanese Maple

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Product Overview

Zones: 5 to 8
Mature Height: 20 to 30 feet
Mature Spread: 20 feet

The Red Japanese Maple is upright with bright red leaves throughout summer. Exceptional landscape or Japanese garden planting. An eye-catching specimen with exceptional foliage. A beautiful addition to a small garden or border.

When choosing a location, keep in mind that the Red Japanese Maple has a moderate growth rate. It grows up to 30 feet in height and 20 feet in spread. It can be planted in zones 5 to 8. Prefers full to partial sun and moist, well-drained soil. Prefers some shade during hot weather.

How To Start These Seeds:
Scarification: Soak in hot water (120 degree F), let stand in water for 24-48 hours, cover seed with water
Stratification: Drain water from seed. Mix 50/50 with peat moss, place in polybag. Warm stratify at room temperature 70 degrees for 60+ days, then cold stratify for not less than 60 days and up to 120 days.
Germination: Sow seed 1/8 inch deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed
Other: Natural fall sowing in mulched beds

Seed Count Per Packet:
This packet contains 20 hand-sorted, high-quality seeds.

If refrigerated upon receipt, these seeds can be stored for up to a year before you decide to use them.


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