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Johin Japanese Maple

Acer 'Johin'

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Johin Japanese Maple foliage

Johin Japanese Maple foliage

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Height:  25 feet

Spread:  20 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  6a

Other Names:  Red Full Moon Maple

Description:

An elegant ornamental tree with leaves that emerge a bright red and turn burgundy and green veins during summer, finishing off with a display of brilliant fall color; great accent tree for smaller home landscapes

Ornamental Features

Johin Japanese Maple has attractive burgundy foliage with light green veins which emerges red in spring. The deeply cut lobed palmate leaves are highly ornamental and turn outstanding shades of orange and in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Johin Japanese Maple is a deciduous tree with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Johin Japanese Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening

Planting & Growing

Johin Japanese Maple will grow to be about 25 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Screening 
Applications
Foliage Color  Fall Color  Texture  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features