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Meet the Breeder
- Elegant foliage
All the beauty and elegance of a Japanese maple, scaled up - way up!
Samurai Sword™ maple (Acer palmatum) will make you rethink Japanese maples. Of course, it has the lovely foliage and vivid fall color you expect, but its size is more on the scale of a shade tree or small street tree than the typical compact specimen. And best of all, it's fast-growing, so you will enjoy everything it has to offer in a reasonable time frame. Deep red foliage is distinctly palmate and turns dazzling red in autumn; it is accompanied by small red samaras in early summer for additional color and texture. Samurai Sword maple makes an excellent alternative to Crimson King Norway maple, combining its color and shade-giving qualities with airier, more elegant branching that feels far less like a black hole in the landscape. Between its vigorous growth and ability to naturally develop a strong central leader, it's a superior choice in production as well.
As part of the Proven Winners ColorChoice Trees program, liners, whips, and finished plants are available only through the network of licensed growers.
- USDA Zone
- 5 - 8 (-20°F/-28.9°C)
- Full sun, Part sun
- Bloom Time
- Flower Color
- Foliage Color