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Acer japonicum 'Attaryi'

Family: Sapindaceae (sap-in-DAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Acer (AY-ser) (Info)
Species: japonicum (juh-PON-ih-kum) (Info)
Cultivar: Attaryi

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15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
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

Grown for foliage
Good Fall Color

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
By grafting

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Decumbent On Nov 6, 2006, Decumbent from Cincinnati, OH (Zone 6b) wrote:

A very strong grower with a great overall texture on larger plants.

Positive Butch388 On Jun 28, 2006, Butch388 from Youngstown, OH wrote:

HI I planted this maple about 3 years ago in the filter shade and it has done wonderful! The spieces Japonicum must be located in an shelter area with no wind. Nice tree for the shade or part shade. Very ornamentle!


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

Sonoma, California
Cincinnati, Ohio
Youngstown, Ohio
Seattle, Washington

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