Acer palmatum ‘Trompenburg’

(Trompenburg Japanese Maple)


Hardiness Zones:

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

Quick Overview:

‘Trompenburg’ is a small upright tree that typically rises to 15-18′ tall over the first 10 years, eventually maturing to as much as 25′ tall. Foliage emerges dark reddish purple in spring with good color retention until late summer when it fades to reddish-green and bronze before turning showy crimson red in fall. Each palmate leaf has 7-9 long, narrow-ovate, deeply cut, sharply-serrated lobes (divided close to the leaf base) with rolled edges (convex). Red leaf stalks. This cultivar was discovered as a seedling at the Trompenburg Arboretum in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.  (Courtesy of the Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder)

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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. 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

Trompenburg Japanese Maple

Botanical Name

Acer palmatum 'Trompenburg'


25 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

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

Growth Rate


Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Sun


15 to 20 ft.


10 to 15 ft.

Soil Condition


Water Needs


Foliage Color

reddish purple

Deer Resistant


Fall Color


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