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Emperor I Japanese Maple Tree

A standout in multiple seasons
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Emperor I Japanese Maple Tree Emperor I Japanese Maple Tree

Emperor I Japanese Maple Tree

A standout in multiple seasons

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  • Leaves aren't so sensative to sunlight
  • An upgrade to a garden favorite
  • One of the showiest maples we've seen
  • Zone 5-8
  • Height 20 - 30 feet
  • Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Ship As 3-4' BAREROOT

We ship this item in Spring.

Cannot ship to: AE AK GU HI PR

Product Description

Take your landscape's look to the next level with Emperor I Japanese Maple. Imagine the deep purple foliage adding depth to the palette above your border's spring pastels. It'll keep that color going strong through summer, which is brilliant above the hot, bright tones of your summer flowers. Then, as the temperature cools, the leaves turn to scorching crimson red, the perfect accent to an autumn scene. It also adds a graceful element to you garden because the lobed leaves with 5-7 points look delicate and soft. Emperor I is one of the showiest Japanese Maples we've seen, but it's also a strong and dependable performer. It'll hold its color in shade and isn't likley to burn in sun. It's a beautiful specimen, perfect for curb appeal in the front yard, creating a focal point above a garden bed or energizing a small garden. It's impressive, but not high maintenance--little to no pruning or training needed to make it look great. Emperor I compares favorably to the most prevalent Japanese Maple you're probably used to seeing, Bloodgood, because it produces a brighter red and buds out about two weeks later. So if you want something that's a little different, and something of an upgrade on what you see in the neighborhood, we suggest Emperor I Japanese Maple. Acer palmatum 'Emperor I'

Product Details

  • Botanical Name:

    Acer palmatum 'Emperor I'
  • Form: Tree
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Height/Habit: 20 - 30 feet
  • Spread: 15 - 20 feet
  • Spacing: 15 - 20 feet
  • Hardiness Zone: 5-8
  • Shipped: 3-4' BAREROOT
  • Shipping Season: Spring
  • Foliage Type: 5-7 pointed, lobed leaves per stem.
  • Pruning: Little pruning is necessary. If needed, however, prune during dormant season and avoid pruning in spring when sap is running.
  • Soil Requirement: Moist, well-drained
  • Watering Requirement: Average
  • Restricted States: AE AK GU HI PR


When will my order ship?

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2022 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Select Large Bareroot Nursery Stock
1A-4B 3/28/22 - 6/24/22
5A 3/14/22 - 6/24/22
5B 2/28/22 - 6/24/22
6A 2/28/22 - 6/24/22
6B 2/28/22 - 6/24/22
7A & 7B 2/7/22 - 6/10/22
8A-8B 2/7/22 - 6/10/22
9A - 10B 2/7/22 - 6/10/22
Last Order Date Zones 1A - 6B: 6/20/22
Zones 7A - 10B: 6/6/22

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