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PlantFiles: Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum 'Yezo nishiki'

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

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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

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:
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

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

Acer palmatum 'Yezo nishiki' (Dec) (z6) (Bon)
A brilliant atropurpurea cultivar, this upright sm.tree (slowly to 20') sports 7-lobed leaves which turn from bri-red-purple in sprg to a bronzy-red (in sun) summer color to brilliant carmine in fall. Sun-PSh/Med

Positive jhayes5032 On Nov 13, 2005, jhayes5032 from Greensboro, NC wrote:

I have nearly 100 cultivars of JM's and this is definitely in my top ten. It is showy spring, summer and fall

Regional...

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

Garberville, California
Greensboro, North Carolina



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