Maple – Japanese Acer palmatum, var. Atropurpureum


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2 Gallon

A popular landscape tree offering good maroon spring color that fades to greenish -red. Most  Japanese maples are attractive to pollinators, both the honey bee, and our native bees.  Flowers emerge after the leaves, so they are rarely seen.  Atropurpureum is very hardy and is often used as root stock for less-hardy varieties.  Although it still needs some protection from winter winds and scorching sun, this is the hardiest of all the purple-leaf Japanese maples.

Flower Color: Small, red to purple in spring, as the leaves emerge.
Zones: 5 to 8
Growth Habit: Medium
Height: 15 to 20′
Spread: 15 to 20′
Light Needs: Full sun to part shade.
Flowering Season: Spring
Landscape Value: 5 of 5
Naturalizing Value: n/a
Pollen Value: 3 of 5
Nectar Value: 3 of 5
Water Requirements: Medium
Native: Japan
Invasive: No