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 »

Disease in Japanese Red Maple Trees?

Maple trees are a distinctive ornamental tree grown mainly for their bright autumn colors, and the Japanese red maple stands out among other maple varieties. Prized for its fine leaf texture and se... 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 »

Where are japanese maple trees located?

The Japanese maple, or Acer palmatum, originated in the Manchurian region of China and Japan, and the trees still grow wild in these areas. Although not native to the United States and Canada, the ... Read More »