Acer palmatum green

Japanese Maple

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

Evergreen-Deciduous: Deciduous

Overall Mature Size: Medium

Also Grown As: Natural Low Branching

Mature Height & Spread: 20' x 20'

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: #5, 12" Deco Pot, #15, 24" Box, 36" Box, 48" Box, 60" Box

Sunset Garden Zones: 2-10, 12, 14-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone: 5

A Bit More

Japanese maples were introduced to western society by the Swedish doctor, Carl Peter Thunberg in the late 1700’s. He named the species “palmatum” for its leaves’ resemblance to the open human palm. A slow growing deciduous tree that confines itself to 20 feet in height with a slightly greater spread, its natural shape is multi-trunked and resembling a large umbrella. The leaves are 2-4 inches long and are deeply cut into 5-9 lobes. Providing interest nearly year-round, the leaves are green when they emerge in the early spring then scarlet, orange, or yellow in the fall. In southern California and other warm climates, it is wise to shelter it from hot, dry winds and direct sun and to give it consistent water. These are particularly well-suited to containers and to bonsai but they are equally lovely in a garden setting. Their non-invasive root systems make them excellent subjects next to patios or walkways.

A Bit More

Japanese maples were introduced to western society by the Swedish doctor, Carl Peter Thunberg in the late 1700’s. He named the species “palmatum” for its leaves’ resemblance to the open human palm. A slow growing deciduous tree that confines itself to 20 feet in height with a slightly greater spread, its natural shape is multi-trunked and resembling a large umbrella. The leaves are 2-4 inches long and are deeply cut into 5-9 lobes. Providing interest nearly year-round, the leaves are green when they emerge in the early spring then scarlet, orange, or yellow in the fall. In southern California and other warm climates, it is wise to shelter it from hot, dry winds and direct sun and to give it consistent water. These are particularly well-suited to containers and to bonsai but they are equally lovely in a garden setting. Their non-invasive root systems make them excellent subjects next to patios or walkways.