Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum

Native to Asia, this maple is commonly grown in North America for its attractive leaf shape and bright colors. Palmately-lobed leaves (4-12 cm long and wide) turn vibrant shades of red in the fall. This small understory tree has a distinctive dome-like crown that provides light shade in gardens.
Habitat:
Planted as an ornamental.
Growth Habit:
Deciduous shrub or small tree, growing 4.6-6 m tall.
Bloom Time:
Mid to late spring.
Presence in US:
DC DE NY OH PA
Presence in Canada:
ON