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Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum 'Oshio beni'

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

Trees

Group:

Amoenum (moderately divided leaves)

Height:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 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

Regional

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

Maroa, Illinois

Rockton, Illinois

Clinton, Mississippi

Cookeville, Tennessee

Germantown, Tennessee

Garland, Texas

Farmington, Utah

Yorktown, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 8, 2005, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

A gardening friend of mine grows this selection in St. John's, Newfoundland so I have personal experience with it. It belongs to the Amoenum Group, but does tend towards the more deeply cut leaves of a Palmatum. The spring foliage is more orange-red than the typical purple-red of the many 'red-leaved' selections. Summer foliage may develop a green cast to the reddish-purple, but the fall colour is very bright red indeed. It forms a broad-headed small tree 6-8 m tall (my friend's is now about 3 m after 8 years).