How to grow Acer palmatum

Acer palmatum grow and care – 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

How to grow Acer palmatum

Acer palmatum tree

Acer palmatum


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
Flower colors
  • Brown flowers
  • Yellow flower
  • Temperate Climate
Leaf color
  • Orange leaves
  • Pink leaves
  • Purple leaf
  • Red leaves
  • White leaves
  • Yellow leaf
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Perennial plant
  • Tree
Plant Uses
  • Bonsai
  • Colored leaves
  • Ornamental plants
  • Shade tree
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8