How to Choose Japanese Maple Trees?

Answer The Japanese maple is prized for its varying size, color and leaf texture. Depending on the cultivar, the Japanese maple can grow in an upright position to about 6 to 8 feet in height, although in ... Read More »

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Are Japanese maple trees hard maple or soft maple?

The Japanese maple tree (Acer palmatum) is a hard maple. The Japanese maple is a slow-growing tree, and as Clemson University explains, "slow-growing maples have hard wood." The wood is about as ha... Read More »

Japanese Maple Trees in Landscaping?

In its native countries -- including Korea, China and Japan -- a Japanese maple, Acer palmatum, is an understory tree, states the University of Connecticut Plant Database. North American landscaper... Read More »

How do I grow Japanese maple trees?

PositionFind a planting site that receives afternoon sun and has well-drained soil. A north-facing spot next to a building is ideal. Dig a hole that is deep enough to cover the root ball then plant... Read More »

How do I prune red Japanese maple trees?

TimingChoose an appropriate time to prune your maple. Japanese maples should not be pruned until they are fully established, after about two to three years. Prune in winter, when the tree's structu... Read More »