Acer palmatum ‘Okushimo’

('Okushimo', Japanese Maple)


$499.95


Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

A vigorous-growing accent tree with curiously curled leaves and a beautiful vase-shaped growth habit. Okushimo Japanese Maple has attractive green foliage which emerges chartreuse in spring. The small lobed palm-shaped leaves are ornamentally significant and turn an outstanding gold in the fall. It features subtle corymbs of red flowers rising above the foliage in mid spring before the leaves. It produces red samaras from early to mid fall. The rough gray bark and red branches add an interesting dimension to the landscape.

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Description

Easily grown in moist, organically rich, slightly acidic, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Grows well in sandy loams. May be grown in full sun in the northern parts of its growing range, but prefers some part afternoon shade in the southern parts of its growing range. New foliage may scorch in full sun locations in hot summers areas, particularly if soils are not kept consistently moist. Mulch helps retain soil moisture and keep roots cool. Site in locations protected from strong winds. Avoid hot and dry sites. Fertilize in spring before leaves emerge. Pruning is best kept to a minimum, but if needed should be done in late fall to mid winter. Spring or summer pruning often results in significant bleeding.

Additional information

Common Name

'Okushimo', Japanese Maple

Botanical Name

Acer palmatum 'Okushimo'

Container/Amount

30 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Sun

Height

15 to 25 ft.

Width

12 to 15 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

Spring

Flower Color

red

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

No

Fall Color

gold

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