Botanical Name: Acer Palmatum 'Emperor 1'
Type: Deciduous shrub
Size: 5m high x3m wide (16ft high x 10 ft wide)
Zone: Hardy to Zone 5
Bloom Description: Reddish-purple
Light: Full sun to part shade
Leaf: Colorful, Good Fall
Tolerate: Rabbit, Black Walnut
Japanese maples are generally grown for their attractive foliage and shape. Emperor 1 is an exciting new variety with vigorous growth and good hardiness. It has an upright habit. Large dark red leaves do not fade in colour in the hot summer. Specimen/accent or group around the home or yard or periphery of the border. Good sun-dappled understory tree. Woodland garden margins. Screen. Bonsai.
Best sited in a sheltered location.
Key to Success: Prefers protection from Northwest Winter winds and the hot afternoon sun. Use triple mix and liquid transplanter fertilizer for planting success.