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ACER palmatum 'Glowing Embers'
Glowing Embers Japanese Maple, Japanese Maple
The beautiful and ubiquitous Japanese maple is a small deciduous tree native to eastern Asia. The cultivar 'Glowing Embers' was selected as a random seedling by famed American plantsman Michael Dirr. 'Glowing Embers' is a vigorous grower -- quite fast growing compared to other cultivars -- and features small deeply lobed, palmate (hand-shaped), purple-stemmed leaves which turn gold and orange to rich deep red in fall. In winter, the stark gray branches will add to any garden or landscape.
More tolerant of heat, drought and sun than most Japanese maples, this cultivar excels in landscapes with organic-rich, well-drained soil with a full sun to partial shade exposure. In regions with long, hot summers, it's best to site 'Glowing Embers' with some shade, especially in the afternoon if the soil is not moist and rich. It is versatile in the landscape and may be grown as a feature plant, a modestly sized lawn or street tree, in a mixed border or in a container when young.
10 - 2
5 - 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
Partial Sun, Partial Shade
25'-30' / 7.6m - 9.1m
Early Spring, Spring, Late Spring
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Yellow, Orange, Gold, Dark Red, Orange Red
Feature Plant, Shade Trees, Street Trees, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier
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