Acer palmatum ‘Purple Ghost’

('Purple Ghost', Japanese Maple)


$379.99


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

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

'Purple Ghost', Japanese Maple

Botanical Name

Acer palmatum 'Purple Ghost'

Container/Amount

6-7'

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

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

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Sun

Height

10 to 12 ft.

Width

5 to 6 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

red with burgundy veins

Deer Resistant

No

Fall Color

scarlet red

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