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Acer palmatum 'Emperor One'

Japanese Maple

In spring, the leaves of this vigorous tree emerge deep purple-red. They retain the strong red, even tolerating the heat of summer, although shaded inner leaves may appear green. Dark red dominates the fall leaf color, and distinctive, almost black, bark stands out in winter. Discovered and developed by Richard P. Wolfe, Media, Pennsylvania.

Height: 20-25 Feet
Spread: 20-25 Feet
Zone: 5-8
Color: Red Violet

Japanese Maple Characteristics & Attributes

Part Shade
Soil Moisture Needs
Good Drainage
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Early Spring
Growth Rate
Accent Plant
Specimen Planting
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Early Spring
Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips for Japanese Maple

Prune as needed to keep overall shape of tree. Pruning is best done in mid-winter when branch structure is fully visible and to prevent excessive bleeding that can occur with spring pruning.

Garden Location
Iseli Nursery, Boring Oregon