Acer palmatum 'Red Select'

Red Select Japanese Maple


Red Select Japanese Maple is a small upright weeping deciduous tree with a broad-mounded crown.  Long deeply dissected, almost lace-like palmate leaves emerge light red and mature to deep red-purple before turning crimson in fall.  Small non-showy umbels of red 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.




6’ - 10’ 


8’ - 15’



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

5 - 9


Full SunPart Sun

Bloom Color: 


Season of Interest:

Fall, Year-Round

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: PierisAstilbeJapanese Forest Grass 

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