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Acer palmatum 'Fireglow'


Acer palmatum 'Fireglow' is a heat-tolerant Japanese maple with pinkish-red leaves in spring becoming purple-red in fall.

'Fireglow' is a low-maintenance Acer palmatum that can take the heat. This large, upright and bushy Japanese maple makes for a striking ornamental shrub or small tree whether in beds or containers. Leaves first emerge pinkish-red in spring gradually darkening to dark red in summer before turning a stunning purple-red in fall. Small purple flowers appear in spring with winged red fruits in autumn. Tolerates full sun but best leaf colour is in partial shade. Mulch to help keep roots cool. For the 2024 Rare Flowering Tree Pre-Order plants will be in 1g pots and about 2-3 feet tall.

Common Name: Japanese Maple - [RFT Pre-Order]

Family: Aceraceae (The Maple Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-9

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 10-15'

Width: 8-10'

Primary Bloom Colour: Purple

Secondary Bloom Colour: Red

Class: Deciduous

Type: Tree

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour: Red

Fragrance: No



Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Woods and thickets in a wide range of soils and exposures in lowland and mountains to 3000 metres.

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

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