Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.
Plant Type: Trees
Overall Mature Size: Small
Also Grown As: Natural Low Branching
Mature Height & Spread: 15-18' x 12"15'
Natural Growth Habit: Rounded
Native To: Asia, Japan
Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Water: Medium Water
Flower Color: Insignificant
Special Features: Attracts Birds/Butterflies / Cold Hardy / Deer Resistant / Fall Color / Intermountain Conditions / Shade Tolerant
Container Sizes: #15
Sunset Garden Zones: 2-10, 12, 14-24
Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone: 5
Acer palmatum ‘Emperor 1’ is a good choice for areas that get occasional late frosts. Buds break about two weeks later into spring than most Japanese Maples, so they are protected just a little bit longer. Make sure to plant where they will be protected from scorching sun or hot dry winds, and you will be rewarded with brilliant red new growth which matures into leaves that hold their deep claret hue long into summer, and flare up brightly again for the autumn display. Upright and fountain shaped, this tree makes a big visual impact in any garden.