Acer palmatum ‘Purple Ghost’

('Purple Ghost', Japanese Maple)

Size Price
20-GALLON $479.99
25-GALLON $699.99
35-GALLON $699.99

Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a

Quick Overview:

Aptly named, this new variety features beautiful burgundy leaves with contrasting darker veins during summer, amazingly turning shades of fiery red and crimson in fall; a good sized tree, ideal for shade in the home landscape; foliage is outstanding



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.  (Courtesy of the Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder)

Additional information

Common Name

'Purple Ghost', Japanese Maple

Botanical Name

Acer palmatum 'Purple Ghost'


20 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a

Growth Rate


Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Sun


10 to 12 ft.


5 to 6 ft.

Soil Condition


Water Needs




Foliage Color

red with burgundy veins

Deer Resistant


Fall Color

scarlet red

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