Japanese Maple 'Azuma murasaki'

Acer palmatum

Family: Sapindaceae (sap-in-DAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Acer (AY-ser) (Info)
Species: palmatum (pahl-MAY-tum) (Info)
Cultivar: Azuma murasaki
Additional cultivar information:(aka Purple of the East)
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Category:

Shrubs

Trees

Group:

Matsumurae (very deeply divided)

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 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

Provides Winter Interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Foliage Color:

Burgundy/Maroon

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round in hardiness zone

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

GARBERVILLE, California

Seattle, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 14, 2016, treetoronto333 from Toronto,
Canada wrote:

Stunning tree! New growth is bright red. When the sun shines on the tree, it becomes multi color , with the middle being green, then the first outer layer is deep red, then the new growth is bright red!

Neutral

On Mar 16, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Acer palmatum 'Azuma murasaki' PURPLE OF THE EAST Dec (z6)
"The color tones of this choice tree contrast well with other red-leaved forms."(Vertrees); on bri-red petioles the 7 deepely divided lobes open yel-orng changing to prpl-red over deep green; slowly to 15'x15'.S-PS/M

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