Acer palmatum subsp. matsumurae ‘Oregon Sunset’

(Oregon Sunset Japanese Maple)


Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

The Oregon Sunset Japanese Maple is a newer variety of these ever-popular trees, with a broad, sturdy form. It grows steadily into a bush 4-foot tall after 10 years, and as wide or a little wider. The leaves are divided into narrow ‘fingers’, and carried in tufts on the ends of the branches. This tree has a very attractive form, without being weeping, and makes the perfect specimen for your garden, or planted in a pot. The leaves begin in spring as a soft, light red, turn plum-red for the summer, and then take on many shades of bright red in fall. The fall color is like a spectacular sunset, and the spring color is like a mellow one – no wonder this variety is called ‘Oregon Sunset’

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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.  (Courtesy of the Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder)

Additional information

Common Name

Oregon Sunset Japanese Maple

Botanical Name

Acer palmatum subsp. matsumurae ‘Oregon Sunset’


2 ft.

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

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

Growth Rate


Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Sun


4 ft


4 ft.

Soil Condition


Water Needs


Blooming Period


Flower Color




Foliage Color

Emerges a soft red, matures to plum red

Deer Resistant


Fall Color


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