Japanese Maple: Acer Palmatum'Bloodgood' - 35 GAL Pot Specimen
A beautiful and classic addition to any garden, this Japanese Maple features deep burgundy foliage and an upright, vase-shaped growth habit.
Caring for Acer palmatum, also known as the Japanese Maple, involves providing it with the right growing conditions and regular maintenance. Japanese Maples thrive in partial shade to filtered sunlight, although some varieties can tolerate full sun. Plant them in well-draining soil with organic matter. Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged, as excessive moisture can lead to root rot. Mulch around the base of the tree to help retain moisture and suppress weeds. Prune the tree in late winter or early spring to shape it and remove any dead or crossing branches. Fertilize with a balanced slow-release fertilizer in the spring to promote healthy growth and vibrant foliage. Protect the tree from strong winds and extreme temperatures, as it can be sensitive to harsh conditions. Japanese Maples are generally resistant to pests and diseases but monitor for any signs of trouble. With proper care, your Acer palmatum will reward you with its beautiful, delicate foliage and add elegance to your garden or landscape.