Acer palmatum 'Aratama'
- Height: 3 - 5 feet (0.9 - 1.5m)
- Width: 2 - 4 feet (0.6 - 1.2m)
- Hardiness: -29°C (-20°F)
- USDA Zone: 5b
- Light: Partial Shade
Acer palmatum 'Aratama' is dwarf maple with tiny leaves that emerge purple red in the spring. Leaves will age to green in the summer providing a two tone appearance of greens and burgundy. Fall brings on orange, red and yellow to the leaves. 'Aratama' forms a fairly dense round shrub and will grow to 3' tall x 2' wide in 10 years. It's small size makes it well suited for an ornamental planter or smaller garden landscape.
Acer palmatum 'Aratama' originated as a witch's broom and 'Aratama' means 'uncut gem' in Japanese.
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Transitioning into summer foliage