Botanical Name: Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum'
 Common Name: Ribbonleaf Purple Japanese Maple
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Tree, Shrub


Height Range

6-12', 12-25'


Flower Color


Flower Season


Leaf Color

Purple, Red


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Half, Shade



Medium, Extra in Summer


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Loam


Soil Condition

Rich, Well-drained, Moist


Soil pH



Adverse Factors

Design Styles

Japanese, Water Garden, Woodland


Accenting Features

Fall Color, Silhouette, Specimen, Unusual Foliage


Seasonal Interest

Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Entry, Shrub Border, Foundation, Lawn, Patio, Park, Raised Planter


Special Uses

Container, Shade Tree, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife

Information by: J.J. Neilson Arboretum

Photographer: Don Syrek

  • Description

  • Notes

This Japanese Maple grows as a small, deciduous tree complete with palmate leaves that turn red and endure for the entire season. Avail. in 1G., 5G., 24" Box, 36" Box
Planting Instructions: 1. Dig a hole 2 times the width and 1 and 1/2 times the height of the container. 2. Set rootball at ground level. 3. Prepare soil mix of equal parts soil and soil amendment. 4. Backfill with amended soil. 5. Build basin and water.