Acer palmatum 'Green'

Japanese Maple


Japanese Maple is a beautiful small deciduous tree with a broad-rounded crown and low branching.  Large palmate green leaves have varying shades of yellow, red-purple, and bronze for fall color.  Small non-showy umbels of red-purple flowers bloom mid-spring followed by samaras.  Grows best in rich, moist, slightly acidic well-drained soils.  Prefers full sun in cooler climates, but needs afternoon shade in southern areas.

It is sometimes specified as 'Green' Japanese Maple as the most popular varieties are red or purple. 'Green Seedlings' are maples grown from seed and popular use for grafting. 




10’ - 25'


10' - 25'



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

5 - 8


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MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low maintenance.  Water regularly.  Mulch in southern climates to keep roots cool.  Keep pruning to a minimum and prune in fall or winter.  Potential issues include stem canker, leaf spots, fusarium, wilt, botrytis, anthracnose, and root rots.  Potential insect pests include aphids, scale, borers, root weevils, and mites.  Chlorosis may occur in high pH soils

LANDSCAPE USES: Group Plantings or Specimen Tree, Naturalized AreasWoodland GardensPrivacy ScreenStreet Tree, and  Shade Tree.

COMPANION PLANTS: HostaPieris, Rhododendron

IMAGES: AnRo0002Acer palmatum treeCC0 1.0, (2) Ultrasleeper2, Kaede leaf springCC BY-SA 3.0, (3) ThegreenjJapanese maple leavesCC BY-SA 3.0, (4) CoryKaede 07d4617cCC BY-SA 3.0, (5) David Shankbone creator QS:P170,Q12899557, Japanese Maple Bark by David ShankboneCC BY-SA 3.0

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.