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ACER palmatum 'Villa Taranto'

Image of Acer palmatum 'Villa Taranto'

Gerald L. Klingaman

Family

Aceraceae

Botanical Name

ACER palmatum 'Villa Taranto'

Plant Common Name

Japanese Maple, Villa Taranto Japanese Maple

General Description

The picturesque Japanese maple is a small deciduous tree native to eastern Asia. The bear palmate (hand-shaped) leaves that are finely divided into long, narrow, pointed lobes. The leaves emerge coppery red in spring, mature to green (tinged with bronze) in summer, and turn golden-yellow in fall. The gray bark is attractive throughout the year.

This maple does best in moist, well-drained, acidic soil and sun to part shade . It works well as a garden specimen, in containers, or for bonsai.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 2

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    6 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    A3, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Tree

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    9'-12' / 2.7m - 3.7m

  • Width

    9'-12' / 2.7m - 3.7m

  • Bloom Time

    Early Spring, Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer

  • Native To

    Eastern Asia

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Slow

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Oval/Rounded

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Insignificant

  • Flower Color

    Red

  • Fruit Color

    Red, Green

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Red, Dark Red, Copper

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Bronze

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Yellow, Gold

  • Bark Color

    Gray

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    Yes

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Smooth

  • Usage

    Container, Feature Plant, Mixed Border, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No