Acer palmatum Fireball
$50.00 – $100.00
1 in stock
Acer palmatum Fireball is another new Japanese Maple for my nursery. This could be a dwarf/miniature Fireglow, but more compact. Small leaves are purple-red in the spring and holding this color through the summer and finishing with a fantastic dark scarlet red. Discovered as a witch’s broom from a red leaf maple this little cutie prefers all day sun. A minimum of 5 hours of direct sunlight is necessary to hold the purple-red color in the summer. Without sufficient sun – red leaf maples evolve to green tones known as greening-out.
If you are looking for a miniature dwarf maple as a focal point in your garden – the Japanese Maple Fireball will not disappoint. With the sun shining on it’s leaves this maple is a real-time fireball. Good drainage is a must for all maples and over-watering can be trouble. For more information see Care and Maintenance of Japanese Maples.
Additionally, maples like Fireball require some annual pruning to maintain their lovely shape. I recommend an annual haircut. See Pruning Japanese Maples for more information. In 10 years Fireball may reach 3′ tall and wide. Once established this maple is hardy to -10 degrees USDA zone 6.
Limited availability – 1 gallon size Acer palmatum Fireball maples will be available April/May 2020.
Photos courtesy of Buchholz Nursery.
1 Gallon, 2 Gallon, 3 Gallon
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