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PlantFiles: Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum 'Villa Taranto'

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

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12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

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
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

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2 positives
1 neutral
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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral esteve59 On Apr 26, 2009, esteve59 from Annapolis, MD wrote:

In Maryland mine did not do well in a container so put in the ground last year.....very slow grower....actually I think it shrank....

Positive maplenut On Nov 1, 2008, maplenut from Lacey, WA wrote:

I like Villa Taranto because it is in the category of 'Witches Broom' maples. I find that mine in the Pacific NW turns to beautiful shades of gold, brown, rust, a lot of earth tones. I have submitted a couple photos of it as a 6 yr old tree. I like mixing up the maples from the Witches Broom category with the more spiderlike leaf with more traditional maples for effect. It is definitely a worthwhile tree to add to your collection if you can find one.

Positive doss On Jun 29, 2006, doss from Stanford, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Villa Taranto has a beautiful layered effect. Spring foliage emerges greenish but then turns bright red. It should grow into a shrubby plant approximately 10 feet tall and wide. Because of it's structure, it should be easy to keep it that size.


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

Garberville, California
Mill Valley, California
Stanford, California
Marietta, Georgia
Annapolis, Maryland
Tupelo, Mississippi
Euclid, Ohio
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Walhalla, South Carolina
Newport News, Virginia
Cathan, Washington
Kingston, Washington
Lacey, Washington

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