Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum 'Kinran'

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

Shrubs

Trees

Group:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 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

Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Garberville, California

Winnetka, Illinois

Inwood, Iowa

Lincoln, Nebraska

Greensboro, North Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Mar 9, 2012, cactusdog29 from Lincoln, NE wrote:

I had great success with a Kinran maple. It was planted in a spot that was protected on the north and west, in dappled shade. What a great little tree! Slow growing, but beautiful throughout the year. When we moved and couldn't take it with us, we decided to find another Kinran for our new home.

Neutral

On Mar 16, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Acer palmatum 'Kinran' WOVEN W GOLDEN STRINGS Dec (z6)
Lacy & colorful, the 7 deeply-divided lobes of this 6-8'rounded shrub are deep bronze-red in spring, green-tinted-red in summer, & (the color for which it is famous) bright gold tinted crimson in fall. S-PSh/Med