Acer palmatum ‘Orange Dream’

(Japanese Maple, Orange Dream)


Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

This compact and upright growing Japanese Maple could be characterized as a large shrub or small tree but it will always be characterized as stunning no matter what category it falls into! With striking orange-yellow foliage, this Japanese Maple is a real stand out right from the early spring as leaves emerge golden with pink edges opening to shades of yellow and orange, depending on light conditions. After a spring and summer of spectacular color the beauty ramps up even more with an even brighter yellow foliage hue for fall. ‘Orange Dream’ is great for a small space or even on a patio as a small specimen tree in a container that will thrive in dappled shade.

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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. Avoid hot and dry sites. Site in locations protected from strong winds. 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

Japanese Maple, Orange Dream

Botanical Name

Acer palmatum 'Orange Dream'


7 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

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

Growth Rate


Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Sun





Soil Condition


Water Needs


Blooming Period


Flower Color




Foliage Color

chartreuse with orange margins in spring, bright green summer

Deer Resistant


Fall Color

orange yellow

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