Acer palmatum atropurpureum
RED JAPANESE MAPLE
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Very sought-after plants! Red Japanese Maple trees are beautiful all-year round, with finely divided leaves, slender branching, and absolutely gorgeous red leaves all season, not just in the autumn. Spring and summer color is a deep wine red, and fall color is a vibrant bright red! In cooler climates, plants grown well in full sun or part . In hot climates they do well given part . The medium-sized tree is ideal for urban gardens, yet vividly-colored enough to stand out in a larger arrangement as well.
Height: 3-4 meters. Plants can be pruned to remain as a small shrub, or left to grow to a small to medium sized tree.
Location: Sun or part sun, depending on location (see above).
Hardiness zones: 5-10
Seeds per pack: 10 (previously 5)
Note: Ornamental use only. These seeds and/or plants may be poisonous.
Germination: Start these seeds right away to preserve viability, no matter the time of year. These seeds need a warm and cold stratification period. Soak seed for 24 hours before planting. Sow the seeds just under the surface of a sterile seed-start mix, and water in. Keep at room temperature for 120 days. Keep lightly moist during this time. They will not grow yet. Then a cooling period is required. Cover them with plastic and place in a fridge for 120 days. Be sure they stay moist. After the cold stratification period they are then brought back to room temperature for them to germinate. Germination is in 14-60 days after the warming period.
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