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Nishiki Momiji Japanese Maple*

Acer palmatum 'Nishiki Momiji'

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

Nishiki Momiji Japanese Maple foliage

Nishiki Momiji Japanese Maple foliage

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

Height:  18 feet

Spread:  18 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  5

Description:

A selection with attractive light green foliage during summer which emerges pinkish and retains hints of pink, turning fiery red in fall; a superb three-season accent tree for the home landscape

Ornamental Features

Nishiki Momiji Japanese Maple has attractive light green foliage edged in pink which emerges rose in spring. The small lobed palmate leaves are highly ornamental and turn outstanding shades of scarlet and crimson in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Nishiki Momiji Japanese Maple is a deciduous tree with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

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.

Nishiki Momiji Japanese Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Nishiki Momiji Japanese Maple will grow to be about 18 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 2 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.

Nishiki Momiji Japanese Maple is a fine choice for the yard, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. Its large size and upright habit of growth lend it for use as a solitary accent, or in a composition surrounded by smaller plants around the base and those that spill over the edges. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 

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

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden  Container 
Applications
Foliage Color  Fall Color  Texture  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features