Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum 'Skeeter's Broom'

Family: Sapindaceae (sap-in-DAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Acer (AY-ser) (Info)
Species: palmatum (pahl-MAY-tum) (Info)
Cultivar: Skeeter's Broom
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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:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 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:

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

Atlanta, Georgia

Rock Island, Illinois

Webster, New York

Euclid, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Oct 17, 2011, sterhill from Atlanta, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

This is one tough tree. I had it in a pot and it missed it's watering in a terrible drought this fall so (in September) all the leaves turned brown and fell off leaving only skeletal branches. Well, shame on me, but I moved it closer to the house and gave it a good watering hoping it would come back in the spring and it actually grew all new leaves in October.

Neutral

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

Acer palmatum 'Skeeter's Broom' JAPANESE MAPLE Dec (z6)
This miniature (slowly to 3-6')'Bloodgood' has small (2-3") leaves with 7 sharply tipped lobes that emerge bright-red changing to a deep purple red which is held over summer; fine upright'mini'for container,bonsai.