1606 N 600 Rd, Baldwin City, 66006

Japanese maple

Acer palmatum

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Zone 5 – 8
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Acer palmatum (Japanese maple)

Acer palmatum is a deciduous shrub or small tree growing as an understory plant in shady woodlands. Japanese maple has been cultivated in Japan for centuries and in temperate areas around the world since the 1800s. These trees grow up to 18′ very, very slowly.

p. ‘Bloodgood’

p. ‘Kamagata’

p. ‘Sango kaku’ (coral bark) has brilliant neon-orange bark.


Threadleaf Japanese maple has finely cut foliage; golden autumn color; cascading habit. Most grow only 12’ in height with a spread of 8-10’.

p. dissectum ‘Crimson Queen’

p. d. ‘Inaba shidare’

p. d. ‘Red Dragon’

p. d. ‘Virides’ (green leaf)


shirasawanum ‘Autumn Moon’ Spring foliage is an unusual pink orange color with an underlying shade of chartruese green. Fall color is a rich orange and red. Small tree tolerates heat. 12’ in 10 years.