Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum 'Abigail Rose'

Family: Sapindaceae (sap-in-DAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Acer (AY-ser) (Info)
Species: palmatum (pahl-MAY-tum) (Info)
Cultivar: Abigail Rose
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Category:

Shrubs

Trees

Group:

Amoenum (moderately divided leaves)

Dwarf

Other

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Deciduous

Good Fall Color

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

By grafting

By budding

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Anselmo, California

Danielsville, Georgia

Kansas City, Missouri

Gastonia, North Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Oct 27, 2013, GA_maples from Danielsville, GA wrote:

We have had our 'Abigail Rose' in full sun in our trial garden here in Georgia, and it has done extremely well! We do get a late summer push, which I will tidy up in late winter. Excellent choice for Southern gardens.

Positive

On May 29, 2006, conifers from Rock Island, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

This plant must be grafted/bud-grafted to come true. Seed however, is fun to collect and to grow on. Always label your seedlings as well, i.e., "Acer palmatum 'Abigail Rose' (seedling #1).