- Japanese Maple
- Acer palmatum var. dissectum
- Smooth Japanese Maple
- Acer palmatum subsp. palmatum
- Acer palmatum var. palmatum
Acer palmatum (pahl-MAY-tum), otherwise known as Japanese Maple, is a shrub, tree plant of the Sapindaceae family.
−28.9 °C to −26.1 °C
Plant hardiness is a geographically defined area in which a plant is capable of growing. It's defined by climatic conditions, including its ability to withstand the minimum temperatures of the zone. For example, a plant that is described as "hardy to zone 10" means that the plant can withstand a minimum temperature of −1 °C (30 °F).
The extremes of winter cold are a major determinant of whether a plant species can be cultivated outdoors at a particular location; however, the USDA hardiness zones have a number of drawbacks if used without supplementary information. The zones do not incorporate summer heat levels into the zone determination; thus sites which may have the same mean winter minima, but markedly different summer temperatures, will be accorded the same hardiness zone.
DimensionsAcer palmatum can grow from 6m to 10mm tall , and up to 6m wide.
This gives it a total volume of 60m3.
- partial shade
- Bearing Habit
- it is often shaped like a hemisphere (especially when younger) or takes on a dome-like form, especially when mature.
- Foliage Habit
- 4–12 cm long and wide, palmately lobed with five, seven, or nine acutely pointed lobes.
- Bloom Shape
- low dense rounded top with spreading branches
- Foliage Texture
- Fine Leaf Texture
- The sap contains a certain amount of sugar and can either be used as a drink, or can be concentrated into a syrup by boiling off the water[105, 177, 183]. The syrup is used as a sweetener on many foods.
- None known
- Disease Susceptibility
- resistant to pests
- Seeds ripen in the fall and when they turn brown they are ready to be harvested.
- 2 years
- Early to mid-spring
- Every month of April
- Propagation Methods
- seed and by grafting