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PlantFiles: Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum 'Novum'

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Family: Sapindaceae (sap-in-DAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Acer (AY-ser) (Info)
Species: palmatum (pahl-MAY-tum) (Info)
Cultivar: Novum
Additional cultivar information: (aka Atropurpureum Novum, Roscoe Red)

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Category:
Trees

Group:
Unknown - Tell us

Height:
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:
20-30 ft. (6-9 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
Burgundy
Good Fall Color

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Todd_Boland On Feb 6, 2005, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

This selection is more well known in Europe than North America. It belongs to the Amoenum Group. The spring leaves are purple-red and become nearly orange-red in summer then blazing scarlet in fall. In size and form it is similar to 'Bloodgood' or 'Moonfire' but the summer foliage is much brighter than these other two.

Regional...

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

Columbus, Ohio



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