How to grow Acer palmatum

Acer palmatum growing tree of the genus Acer also known as palmate maple or Japanese maple, Acer palmatum perennial deciduous used as ornamental shade tree, grow in temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 5-8.

Acer palmatum leaves

Leaves color green, yellow, purple, red, white, pink, orange or more than one color, some of the cultivar turning the color in the autumn leaves lobed shape (maple leaf shape).

Flower color yellow brownish, small flowers that grow on clusters

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How to grow Acer palmatum growing and care:


What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Winter, spring, summer

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Just for design, when young need to prune all the branches that grow low

Size of the plant:
5-10 m, 15-30 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
Small yellow brownish flowers that grow on clusters

Scientific name:

Acer platanoides

Blooming Seasons

Flower Colors


Leaf color

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone