Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum 'Japanese Sunrise'

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

Shrubs

Trees

Group:

Palmatum (deeply divided leaves)

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:

Non-patented

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

Regional

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

Anniston, Alabama

Saugerties, New York

Lacey, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Jan 3, 2015, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

This tree's main selling point is the vivid winter color of the young bark, grading from yellow through orange to red. Fall foliage is yellow.

This is usually considered hardy in Z5.

Does not come true from seed.

Positive

On Nov 28, 2009, Iijima_Sunago from Saugerties, NY wrote:

I obtained this cultivar of Japanese Maple two years ago. It quickly adapted to and exploded with new growth (trunking up as well) in its new location. It is a beautiful piece, full of color from winter through all of the seasons! A definatly a keeper!