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Acer palmatum 'Purple Ghost'

Purple Ghost Japanese Maple
Zone: 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Exposure: Part Shade
Plant Category: Shade & Flowering Trees
Height: Minimum 10 feet , Maximum 15 feet
Width: Minimum 8 inches, Maximum 8 inches
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Purple Ghost is the most sought after of the ghost series; a seedling of Kasagiyama, it has the same purple brick color with dark veining, but the tree is better shaped and holds its colors throughout the summer. None of my photos have turned out, but you can see good pics on Google Images, and I will keep trying for this page. Well, another year has gone by without my taking a good photo, but Michael Healy has lent me this one which shows sort of a midseason color. This is a very vigorous tree.

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:28 PM

MATSUMURAE, red. Deep purple, almost black veins, add great texture to the glistening purple foliage of summer. Its hard to believe, but these same cool, dark leaves come afire in the fall in shades of hot orange to scarlet.

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:28 PM

A knock-out in summer with DEEP purple foliage veined in black (when grown in sun), this upright (20-30') maple steals the show again in fall when it turns orange-to-red. Sun-PSh/Med

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:28 PM

One of the early introductions in the Ghost series with leaves that are a feast for the eyes with red & purple leaves with prominent veins. 10 ft tall and wide.

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6 Nurseries Carry This Plant:

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Name City/State Email Phone Prod Type Availability
Bizon Nursery Co. Hubbard, OR Email now 503-682-2435 Container: 1
Blue Heron Farm Corvallis, OR Email now 541-754-4224 Container: 1
Don Schmidt Nursery Inc. Boring, OR Email now 503-668-4659 BB: 1
Eshraghi Nursery Hillsboro, OR Email now 503-628-8685 Container: 2
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  • Heritage Seedlings & Liners Inc. Salem, OR Email now 503-585-9835 Container: 2
    Sobella Nursery Boring, OR Email now 503-801-5335 BB: X Container: X Liner: X