Helping You Become a More Successful Gardener
James H. Schutte
ACER palmatum 'Atropurpureum'
Japanese Maple, Purple-leaved Japanese Maple
The beautiful and ubiquitous Japanese maple is a small, deciduous tree native to eastern Asia. Its popular cultivar 'Atropurpureum' features deeply lobed, palmate (hand-shaped) leaves which emerge reddish-pink in spring, deepen to deep burgundy-red in summer, and turn fiery tones in fall. In winter, the stark gray branches will add to any garden or landscape. It prefers sites with rich, well-drained soil and part sun to part shade. 'Atropurpureum' is versatile in the landscape and may be grown as a feature plant, in a mixed border or in a container.
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
25'-35' / 7.6m - 10.7m
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Red, Green, Brown
Burgundy, Dark Red
Red, Orange, Gold, Burgundy, Dark Red
Container, Feature Plant, Mixed Border, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier
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