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Acer palmatum 'Fireglow'

Acer palmatum 'Fireglow'

Japanese Red Maple

The bright red leaves of 'Fireglow' have a luminescent quality and the best summer color retention of all upright, red palmatums. An intense cherry glow appears in fall. This well-branched Japanese Maple has a moderate growth habit and a broad crown in maturity, so it is appropriate for shading small courtyards and patios. Introduced by Fratelli Gilardelli Nursery, near Milan, Italy. (Iseli Nursery)

Excellent purple leaves with a red glowing quality
Retains purple color all summer long
Good upright branching habit
Scarlet fall color
Height: 12-15 Feet
Spread: 12-15 Feet
Zone: 5-8
Color: Red Violet

Japanese Red Maple Characteristics & Attributes

Full sun to part shade
Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
Part Shade
Part Sun
Soil Moisture Needs
Good Drainage
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Early Spring
Growth Rate
Specimen Planting
Accent Plant
Wildflower Garden
Perennial Border
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Late Summer
Late Spring / Early Summer
Early Spring
Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips for Japanese Red 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.

Interesting Notes

Acer palmatum ‘Fireglow’ is an excellent shoice for a small yard or courtyard.  It has a strong upright branching habit and retains the purple coloration in its leaves throughout the summer months.  It is a moderate grower and has a luminesent quality to its foliage making it as good or better than 'Bloodgood'.

Garden Location
Iseli Nursery, Boring Oregon