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Order: Sapindales
   Family: Aceraceae
            Genus: Acer
                        Specie: palmatum

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 20 ft (6 m)

Cultivation: Deep, moist, well-drained soil

Features: 5- to 7-lobed leaves turn yellow, crimson, amber and purple in autumn

Uses: Autumn color Small gardens Specimen tree

Zones: 6-9

Description: With its species name alluding to the lobed leaves resembling a hand, this tree from Japan, Korea and China has produced more than 1,000 cultivars; it is by far the most prolific of all maples. The Japanese have long appreciated the diversity of foliage a

Growth Habit: Multi-branched with rounded dome

Comments: Over 1,000 cultivars available

Growth: Perennial, multi-stemmed woody plant that is usually less than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height. Shrubs typically have several stems arising from or near the ground, but may be taller than 5 meters or single-stemmed under certain environmental cond

Growth: Perennial, woody plant with a single stem (trunk), normally greater than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height; under certain environmental conditions, some tree species may develop a multi-stemmed or short growth form (less than 4 meters or 13 feet in

Duration: Perennial

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