• Red Japenese Maple
    Acer atropurpureum from 'Bloodgood' Stock

    This top choice among small trees is this perfect low growing maple for most Bonsai projects. Grown for its unique leaf color and shape. New foliage emerges bight to dark red and keeps its color. An all-season beauty! Maple seeds do not produce to the exact replicas of the parent plant. This uniqueness and variation in leaf shape makes growing them part of the enjoyment. Hardy outdoors to zone 5
    Fun Facts:

    • Seed can germinate within 2 weeks to 2 years
    • Atropurpureum, which has also been called Bloodgood or Bloodleaf, means red Acer palmatum
    • 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 fal
    • The tree gives a Japanese impression with layering of branches
    • In the Netherlands 'Atropurpureum' get's the highest award for garden beauty
    • There are over 1000 different varieties of Japanese maple
    • Native to Japan, Korea and China
    • Tree shapes can be round to irregular
    • Japanese Maple has been cultivated in Japan for centuries
    • In moderate climates cultivation has been since the 1800s
    • The first specimen of the tree reached England in 1820
    • Swedish doctor-botanist Carl Peter Thunberg gave the species the name palmatum because of the palm-like shape of the leaves
    • For centuries Japanese horticulturalists have developed cultivars from maples found in Japan and nearby Korea and China

    Acer rubrum Water Maple seeds

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