Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum 'Gwen's Rose Delight'

Family: Sapindaceae (sap-in-DAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Acer (AY-ser) (Info)
Species: palmatum (pahl-MAY-tum) (Info)
Cultivar: Gwen's Rose Delight
Additional cultivar information:(PP18728, aka Shirazz, Shirazz)
Hybridized by Rumbal
Registered or introduced: 2006
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Category:

Trees

Group:

Palmatum (deeply divided leaves)

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Deciduous

Burgundy

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)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

By grafting

By budding

Seed Collecting:

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

Regional

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

San Leandro, California

Westfield, Indiana

Pepperell, Massachusetts

Blissfield, Michigan

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Euclid, Ohio

Bedford, Texas

Arlington, Washington

Tacoma, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On May 5, 2010, Desmosthenes from Westfield, IN wrote:

Planted this tree in summer '09 in full sun, southwest corner of the house. Initially, I was worried about the location but the tree is doing great, no leaf burns or any sign of heat stress. The tree maintained it color througout the year. It has become my favorite treee.