Emperor Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Wolff'
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Emperor One is an improved variety of upright Japanese Maple that is similar to the classic Bloodgood. This dwarf shade tree also known as the Red Emperor offers 3 seasons of rich red to purple color. This extraordinarily stunning tree adds interest, distinction, and property value to your home!

The attractive leaves are a deep shade of burgundy-plum in the spring and summer. Cool temperatures enliven the leaves of the Emperor One Japanese Maple transforming them into a vibrant, fiery red. This variety boasts excellent color retention under a variety of conditions.

Emperor Maples are ideal for cooler regions where delicate, new leaves are often killed or damaged by late spring frost. Emerging from dormancy a couple weeks later actually gives this Japanese maple a jump start over other varieties. The Emperor One is heat tolerant and rarely encounters issues with sun scorch even in full sun.

Emperor Japanese Maples thrive in partial shade to full sun and adapt to various, moist soils. This Japanese Maples can grow in zones 5-9. These beautiful trees are low maintenance and disease and pest resistant. Prune in the winter only if necessary. Fertilize with a high quality, slow release fertilizer like the one we carry in the spring.

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growing zone 5-9
Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Shade, Part Sun
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 10-15 Feet
Mature Width 10-15 Feet
Fall Color Red

How To Care

When planting your Emperor One Maple be sure you have the right location and conditions for your new tree to thrive. Spring and Fall are ideal times to plant. However, if you avoid freezing and hot temperatures you can plant your Maple almost any time of the year.

Emperor Maples tolerate full sun to part shade. Like other Japanese maples you may see some leaf scorch when planted in full sun when they are young, especially if they are not getting adequate water. Keep your tree watered if you do notice leaf scorch, but don't panic. Leaf Scorch is not going to affect the overall health of your tree. Japanese Maples prefer soil that is well-drained, but moist, neutral to slightly acidic, and nutrient rich. However, Japanese Maples will adapt to a variety of soils. Mulching will keep the roots moist and protect them from extreme temperatures in winter. Add a layer of 2 to 3 inches of mulch. Do not allow the mulch to touch the trunk as this increases the chances of pests and disease. Japanese Maples should be watered often enough to keep the soil moist. Do not allow the the soil to dry completely or be overly saturated. Either condition can harm a Japanese Maple. Fertilize in early spring and when planting to give your tree a boost. Choose a slow release, balanced fertilizer like the one we carry. Japanese Maples don't generally require pruning, but, if needed, prune when they are dormant to remove any dead, dying, or crowded branches, or to maintain shape.

The best way to prevent disease and pests is by providing the appropriate care for your plants. Proper location choice, watering, and fertilization are the keys to your success. Japanese maples don't generally have issues with pests of diseases.

Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Shade, Part Sun
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 10-15 Feet
Mature Width 10-15 Feet
Fall Color Red

Landscape Ideas

Emperor Japanese Maples mature to 15 feet tall and wide. The Emperor One Japanese Maple is a perfect accent or focal tree for water, rock, Zen, or meditation gardens. Plant in a mixed bed with Junipers for out of this world texture and contrast. Add a few rocks and your neighbors will think you hired a professional! These trees can even be planted in large containers for an exciting look.

For additional options, be sure to browse our Japanese Maple collection

Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Shade, Part Sun
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 10-15 Feet
Mature Width 10-15 Feet
Fall Color Red

Shipping Details

We plan each shipment to avoid your plants sitting in transit over the weekend during the summer months. This means your order may be held until the following Monday to ensure the shortest delivery time. We guarantee that your plants arrive at the highest quality possible.

Please see the below transit map that specifies an average amount of days after your order has shipped.

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The tree was in good shape last Fall. I planted it shortly after Halloween and it has seemed happy ever since. It is leafing out quite nicely and looks neat in our front yard next to a Crimson Queen.

Isaac Edwards

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I received my red maple tree and it was in very good condition with leaves already on it I live in zone number 9 in Orlando Florida the tree was here very fast it only took about three days for me to receive it and I am very happy with it I ordered two more



Came in excellent condition and being transplanted it's thriving very well

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