The information on this page applies to seedlings sold by LEAF Nursery during our 2021 Seedling Sale.
Acer palmatum. Deciduous broad leaved shrubs or trees native to Asia. There are many species and cultivars. Leaves are palmate with 5, 7, or 9 lobes. In their natural habitat they are an understory plant preferring part to full shade. Green cultivars are more sun tolerant. Leaves turn red or yellow in late summer or early fall, then go dormant in the winter.
|Container Friendly||Trellis Needed||Easy to Grow||Pollinator Friendly|
|Part to full shade. Morning sun and afternoon shade. Direct afternoon sun can sunburn leaves and bark.||55-100 F||Moderate to well drained soil. Yearly 2 inch layer of mulch is beneficial beyond the drip line||Water regularly until plants are established|
|Plant Spacing||Plant Size||Days to Maturity|
|20 to 30 feet tall||NA|
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