Type Size  Bloom Time Bloom Color Shape
Flowering Tree
15-25′ May-June Red Horizontal
Acer Japanese Maple


Exposure Moisture Usage
Full Sun, Partial Shade Moist Bedding, Border, or Specimen Plant


This lovely small tree native to the Far East can be grown only in very protected areas if you live in Zone 5. Beautiful five- to nine-lobed leaves emerge early. The plant grows 15′ to 25′ in height with a spread exceeding its height, and it is highly admired for its wonderful horizontal branches. May and June bring small reddish-purple flowers. The samaras, or winged fruits, mature in fall and turn a rich red. Fall color is outstanding–ranging from yellow to red to purple. Use the Japanese maple as a specimen plant.