Acer palmatum ‘Villa Taranto’

(Villa Taranto Japanese Maple)

Size Price
15-GALLON $429.99
35-GALLON $559.99

Hardiness Zones:

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

Quick Overview:

‘Villa Taranto’ is a compact, mounding form that typically grows to 6-10’ tall over a number of years. Palmate, 5-lobed leaves (to 3.5” long) have very narrow lobes. Leaves emerge reddish-purple in spring, mature to green with red overtones in summer and turn golden orange in autumn. Small reddish-purple flowers in spring are somewhat attractive on close inspection, but are not showy from a distance. Flowers are followed by samaras that ripen in late summer to fall.  (Courtesy of the Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder)



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

Villa Taranto Japanese Maple

Botanical Name

Acer palmatum 'Villa Taranto'


15 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

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

Growth Rate


Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun


6 to 10'


4 to 7 ft.

Soil Condition


Water Needs


Foliage Color

purplish red/burgundy to green

Deer Resistant


Fall Color

gold to orange

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