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ACER palmatum vert / 'Atropurpureum'
Japanese Maple


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:: Aceraceae :: ACER :: palmatum
  • Type of products available: 1/0A4, 1/1P9 (type), 1/1P1L ('Atropurpureum')

Main asset

Light foliage, bright colors on new shoots and especially in autumn.


Grafting in head allows obtaining mini-trees. More than 1000 cultivars exist, with different leaves colors, shapes of leaves (palmated, laciniated) or wood colors.

The Japanese Maple is one of the most cultivated Maples, for bonsais, shrubs in small gardens or small trees. His starry leaves, green on the type or purple for the variety 'Atropurpureum', give it a very light port, "zen". Type (from seed) is used as a rootstock for cultivated varieties.

  • Uses: Shady gardens, japanese scenes, pots and planters in part shade

Global caracteristics:

  • Type of foliage: deciduous
  • Habit: spread
  • Height: 8 m x 6 m (26 ft x 19 ft)
  • Growth: medium
  • Flowering period: May
  • Époque de fructification : summer

Shape and colours:

  • Foliage shape: starry
  • Foliage colour in autumn: orange red
  • Flowers shape: corymbs
  • Flowers colour: cream yellow
  • Forme des fruits : winged
  • Couleur des fruits : red


  • Soil type: drained non-calcareous, remaining wet in summer
  • Exposure: part-shade
  • Hardiness: - 25 °C (-13 °F - USDA zone 5b)