• Acer purpureum Red Japanese Maple Seeds

    Red Japenese Maple
    Acer purpureum
    A top choice among small trees for all-season beauty! Deeply lobed red- purple leaves turn brilliant red in autumn. Plant this maple as a standard specimen among a collection of evergreens and grasses to create an Asian style garden. Also place one near a water feature or stream for a tranquil effect. In spring the tree
    may bloom red-purple flowers

    Makes the perfect Bonsai project! New foliage emerges red
    and retains color as well as any other cultivar. Superb
    red fall color. When growing as a standard it matures at a
    height of around 15 to 20 feet. The elegant, horizontal
    branching, makes this plant a superb choice. Thrives in
    partial shade and moist soil.

     

    Fun Facts:

    1. Seed can germinate within 2 weeks to 2 years
    2. Atropurpureum, which has also been called Blood Leaf, means red Acer palmatum
    3. More vivid colors than the ‘bloodgood’ variety and may have a light green undertone
    4. The tree colors may change throughout the season from a deep purple to even a light green in fall then on to a red for fall
    5. The tree gives a Japanese impression with layering of branches
    6. In the Netherlands 'Atropurpureum' get's the highest award for garden beauty 
    7. There are over 1000 different varieties of Japanese maple
    8. Native to Japan, Korea and China
    9. Tree shapes can be round to irregular
    10. Japanese Maple has been cultivated in Japan for centuries
    11. In moderate climates cultivation has been since the 1800s
    12. The first specimen of the tree reached England in 1820
    13. Swedish doctor-botanist Carl Peter Thunberg gave the species the name palmatum because of the palm-like shape of the leaves
    14. For centuries Japanese horticulturalists have developed cultivars from maples found in Japan and nearby Korea and China
    15. They are a popular choice for enthusiasts and have long been a subject in art
    16. Grown for the beautiful leaf shape and color
    17. Leaves turn yellow, orange, red or purple in the fall with long lasting color
    18. Flowers are small, red or purple, in May and June
    19. A valuable ornamental feature is the stem and bark color 

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