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Ichigyoji Japanese Maple*

Acer palmatum 'Ichigyoji'

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Ichigyoji Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Ichigyoji') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Ichigyoji Japanese Maple foliage

Ichigyoji Japanese Maple foliage

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  20 feet

Spread:  25 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  6

Group/Class:  Amoenum

Description:

A choice small home landscape feature tree, this cultivar is valued for its stunning fall colors of rich orange and red and its wonderfully shapely growth habit, fine winter texture; give it a prominent place in the front yard and room to grow

Ornamental Features

Ichigyoji Japanese Maple has attractive green foliage which emerges gold in spring. The lobed palmate leaves are highly ornamental and turn outstanding shades of orange and red in the fall. It features subtle corymbs of red flowers rising above the foliage in mid spring before the leaves. It produces red samaras from early to mid fall. The rough gray bark and red branches add an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Ichigyoji Japanese Maple is an open deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Ichigyoji Japanese Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade
  • Mass Planting

Planting & Growing

Ichigyoji Japanese Maple will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 25 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Shade  Massing 
Applications
Flowers  Fruit  Foliage Color  Fall Color  Plant Form  Bark 
Ornamental Features