Japanese Maples: How to Plant, Care and Prune | Garden Design
Japanese maple trees can provide a striking focal point, be the perfect plant to set off a large container, or grow into an impressive bonsai specimen. There are hundreds of Japanese maple varieties that come in various sizes with a large assortment of leaf shapes and colors that range from shades of green to orange, red, purple, and variegated. Generally, zones They typically leaf out early in the season and a late cold snap can cause serious damage even to mature specimens. Providing the right amount of light can be a balancing act. Too much light can damage delicate leaves. Too little light, and some of the more colorful varieties will take on a greenish tone — still attractive, but not the brilliant fall color of reds and purples as would be expected.
Japanese maple grows in Japan, central China and Korea. It has been long cultivated by the Japanese. The tree was introduced to England in Japanese maple is a small deciduous tree or large shrub with a broadly spreading crown. The plant can be grown as a small single-stemmed tree or large multiple stemmed shrub.
It may have multiple trunks joining close to the ground. In habit , its canopy often takes on a dome -like form, especially when mature. The flowers are produced in small cymes , the individual flowers with five red or purple sepals and five whitish petals.