Acer palmatum ‘Katsura’
This Japanese maple produces fantastic pale orange-yellow spring foliage which gradually fades to a medium green in early summer. The soft oranges and yellows return during the fall leaf drop. This is an excellent tree for small gardens and large patio containers.
Colors & Combos
Great Color Contrasts: red, blue, burgundy, white
Great Color Partners: chartreuse, yellow, green, orange
Culture NotesThis lovely upright grower develops the best spring and fall 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. ‘Katsura’ 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.
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Plant Type: upright tree
Foliage Type: deciduous
Plant Height: 10 ft. 0 in. (3.05 m.)
Plant Width/Spread: 10 ft. 0 in. (3.05 m.)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 6 to 8
Sun/Light Exposure: full sun or light to open shade
Water Requirements: regular watering