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Acer palmatum 'Emperor 1'

(Japanese Maple, 'Emperor 1' )

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Quick Overview:

A Bloodgood Japaneses maple variant. One of the best red maples for our area in full sun. Attractive foliage with rich dark red foliage coloring in summer turns brilliant scarlet in fall. Faster growing than Bloodgood.


Easily grown in average, medium moisture soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers lightly dappled shade. Plant in a location protected from strong winds.

Additional Information

Common Name Japanese Maple, 'Emperor 1'
Botanical Name Acer palmatum 'Emperor 1'
Container/Amount 2 inch caliper
Plant Category Tree
Evergreen or Deciduous Deciduous
Hardiness Zone 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
Height 15 to 20 ft.
Width 12 to 15 ft.
Growth Rate Slow
Light Requirements Sun, Part-sun, Part-shade
Soil Condition Well-drained
Water Needs Average
Blooming Period spring
Flower Color red
Fragrance No
Foliage Color purplish red/burgundy
Berry Color No
Deer Resistant No

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