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ACER palmatum 'Atropurpureum Novum'
Dwarf Purple-leaved Japanese Maple, Japanese Maple
The beautiful and ubiquitous Japanese maple is a small deciduous tree native to eastern Asia. A colorful and fast growing cultivar introduced in the early twentieth century, 'Atropurpureum Novum' has five-lobed, palmate (hand-shaped) leaves which emerge purplish-red in spring, fade to bronzy green in summer, and turn fiery tones in fall. Clusters of red flowers dangle from the branches in spring, followed by small green two-winged fruits that mature to red-brown. In winter, the stark gray branches will add to any garden or landscape.
This lovely wide-spreading tree prefers sites with rich, well-drained soil and part sun to part shade. It makes a lovely lawn or understory tree.
8 - 2
6 - 8
A3, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
20'-30' / 6.1m - 9.1m
Spring, Late Spring
Eastern Asia, China, Japan, Korea
Clay, Loam, Sand
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Red, Green, Brown
Purple, Dark Red
Feature Plant, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier
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