An outstanding cultivar of Japanese Maples, Acer palmatum 'Emperor I' is a small, upright, wide-crowned tree of great beauty in all seasons. The delicate foliage of large, 5-7 pointed, lobed leaves emerges deep purple-red in spring, holds its color throughout summer, and turns vibrant crimson-red in fall before shedding to the ground. As the leaves fall, they expose the blackish red bark, adding interest to the winter landscape. Vigorous, this graceful maple tree stands out in the landscape and is suitable as a focal point or as the perfect foil for a mass of green in the landscape.
Height: 13 - 15'
Width: 13 - 15'
Spacing: 15 - 20'
Exposure: Part Sun (4 to 6 Hours) or Full Sun (6+ Hours)