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Acer palmatum 'Wolff'

Emperor 1® Japanese Maple
Zone: 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Exposure: Part Sun
Plant Category: Shade & Flowering Trees
Height: Minimum 12 feet , Maximum 20 feet
Width: Minimum 12 inches, Maximum 12 inches
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The Emperor I Japanese maple sets a new standard for red-leaf Japanese maples. The new growth emerges in the spring a deep purple-red and holds the color better than the popular cultivar ‘Bloodgood’. In the fall the foliage changes to crimson. Vigorous in youth it will gain in size quickly, but still mature into a medium sized tree, perfect for the urban garden. It tends to leaf out later than many Japanese maples thereby avoiding the damage of any late frost. This lovely upright grower develops the best foliage color in full sun to open shade. Japanese maples are surprisingly flexible in their soil requirements. Although they will grow best in a rich well-drained soil, they will also do well in sandy soils and clay. ‘Emperor I’ is very resistant to the leaves burning at the tips during the summer, but regular watering during dry weather helps maintain the tree at its best. Well pruned Japanese maples are an art form in the garden and require an expert touch, so consult an experienced pruner or take local classes before attempting to prune. (Great Plant Picks)

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Submitted by Don Schmidt Nursery Inc. on 2/3/2016 3:45 PM

Emperor 1 is the best red upright to appear in many years. It leafs out later than Bloodgood so as to avoid spring frosts. It continues to grow in adverse conditions, and is the Japanese maple of choice in Texas. Emperor 1 is shorter and wider than Bloodgood, and has strong red fall color.

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

Translucent color-fast red leaves on this vigorous small tree that tops out at 15-20 ft.

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  • Van's Nursery Inc. Salem, OR Email now 503-463-4507 Container: 1
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