Japanese Maple 'Autumn Fire'

Acer palmatum

Family: Sapindaceae (sap-in-DAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Acer (AY-ser) (Info)
Species: palmatum (pahl-MAY-tum) (Info)
Cultivar: Autumn Fire
Hybridized by Del's Japanese Maple Nursery
Registered or introduced: 1996
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Category:

Shrubs

Group:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 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

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:

Can be grown as an annual

Regional

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

GARBERVILLE, California

Lacey, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Dec 20, 2004, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

This selection has foliage that essentially looks like the popular green-leaved dissectum maple, 'Waterfall'. Unlike 'Waterfall' that turns yellow in autumn, 'Autumn Fire' turns brilliant red. Also, 'Autumn Fire' is semi-erect in growth habit, rather than weepy like 'Waterfall'. 'Autumn Fire' will top off at about 2 m.

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