Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum 'Fjellheim'

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

Shrubs

Group:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

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)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

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:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By grafting

Seed Collecting:

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Regional

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

Danielsville, Georgia

Walhalla, South Carolina

Edmonds, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Oct 27, 2013, GA_maples from Danielsville, GA wrote:

This is my favorite red bark maple! 'Fjellheim' will never grow too big like its parent 'Sango kaku' can. I am impressed that the red twig and branch color is retained all year. Beautiful Fall colors make this a true four season tree. Our 'Fjellheim' is planted in full sun and has flourished.

Positive

On Dec 23, 2004, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

This selection arose as a witches'-broom on the popular coral-bark maple , 'Sango kaku'. Like the parent, this selection has similar bright coral-pink bark. The leaves are Palmatum Group and plain green, becoming yellow in fall. Unlike 'Sango kaku' which forms a small tree, 'Fjellheim' will stay shorter and bushier, making it suitable for smaller gardens or containers.