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Oregon Sunset Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum ‘Oregon Sunset’
    1 review
Oregon Sunset Japanese Maple
Oregon Sunset Japanese Maple
Oregon Sunset Japanese Maple
Oregon Sunset Japanese Maple
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Oregon Sunset Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum ‘Oregon Sunset’
    1 review

Gorgeous Dwarf Japanese Maple

  • Unique habit (spreading, but slightly upright)
  • Great red color
  • Perfect for small spaces
  • Contrasts and compliments a traditional weeping dwarf Japanese Maple
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Product Details

growing zone 5-9 Growing Zones 5-9
Soil Type Acidic, Adaptable, Well Drained
Sunlight Full, Partial
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 6-10 Feet
Mature Width 6-10 Feet
Growth Rate Slow
Fall Color Red
Shipping Restriction AZ

This new variety of Japanese Maple is a true stand out in containers or small spaces. Its beautiful foliage has long finger-like extensions on each leaf. In spring the leaves are light red. They transform to plum purple in summer and then vibrant red in fall. The shape of the Oregon Sunset Japanese Maple tree is unique. It is a broad, spreading upright tree. The branches grow outward and slightly upward.

Key Features

  • Ideal for space spaces. The Oregon Sunset Japanese Maple stays small and compact.
  • Container tree. This is one of our favorite trees for growing in pots. It is slow growing so you won’t need to constantly repot this tree. It will stay smaller in containers versus growing in the ground.
  • Colorful ornamental tree. Enjoy light red color in spring, plum color in summer, and bright red in fall.
  • Distinctive and rare Japanese Maple. This cool dwarf tree has branches that grow laterally or slightly upright.

Add the Oregon Sunset Japanese Maple to your landscape! If you love Japanese maples, this one must be part of your collection! Order your Oregon Sunset Japanese Maple for sale today and spruce up your small space or add this new Japanese maple to your collection!

Oregon Sunset Japanese Maple FAQ

How Big Do Oregon Sunset Japanese Maples Get?

This small tree grows slowly. In 10 years this tree will be about 4 to 5 feet tall and about 5 to 6 feet wide. At 20 years of age it may be 7 feet tall and up to 12 feet wide.

How Much Sun Can an Oregon Sunset Japanese Maple Tolerate?

This tree can grow in full sun to partial shade.

When Should I Prune the Oregon Sunset Japanese Maple?

Most Japanese maples won’t need pruning, but if you need to remove any dead, damaged or crowded branches, this is best done when the tree is dormant.

Oregon Sunset Japanese Maple Care


Spring and early fall are the best times to plant this tree. Avoid planting Japanese maples too deeply. Follow our planting guidelines here and have a happy, healthy Oregon Sunset Japanese Maple tree.


Water deeply at the time of planting and about twice per week for 2 to 3 months while your Japanese maple is establishing. These trees do develop drought tolerance, but they enjoy moist soil which helps them grow faster.


In spring apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer.


This tree is very low maintenance. Dead branches should be pruned when noticed.

Landscape ideas

This dwarf tree can grow just about anywhere. It is great for small spaces and containers. Feature this tree in a small fairy garden. You will also love this tree alongside other Japanese maples in a zen garden or modern landscape.

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