Japanese maples are grown for their glorious
colors of red, green, and gold and their
spectacular cut leaf foliage. They are usually
grown as single specimens, as they make stunning
accents in even very small gardens. There
are some red leaf varieties that maintain
that color all season and can be grown in
some shade. Japanese maples add year round
interest to the garden. Their bark and intriguing
forms stand out in the winter. Japanese maples
can be a beautiful lifetime investment. |
The following should be considered
- Make sure the variety will survive the winters
and summers where you live.
- Select the color or variegation.
- Make sure the plant will fit the site to
be planted. Check the mature
height and spread.
- Make sure the site to be planted is not too
Plant Japanese maples in sun or partial shade
in well drained moist soil to which some
organic material such as decomposed leaves
or peat moss has been added. Dig a hole which
is ample for the size of the root ball.