Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 120 days
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed
Looking for a stunning and hardy addition to your landscape? Look no further than the Acer palmatum ssp. matsumurae 'Atropurpureum' Red Japanese Maple! This deciduous tree boasts finely-divided, lacy leaves in a deep red hue during the spring, which gradually fades to a light green in early summer. But don't be disappointed by the color change, as come fall, the leaves take on a spectacular golden, orange, or red hue! The delicate, upright branches add to the charm, forming a vase shape that reaches 20 feet in both height and spread. The multiple trunks are picturesque and look stunning when lit from beneath the canopy at night. This tree is grown for its unique growth habit and colored leaves. Hardy in zones 5B through 8, 'Atropurpureum' is perfect for near patios, in containers or above-ground planters, as a bonsai, or as a specimen tree. Don't miss out on this fantastic tree, which is sure to be a showstopper in any landscape!