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
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