Fireglow Japanese Maple
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Fireglow Japanese Maple

Fireglow Japanese Maple

$115
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  • Young, affordable starter plant
  • May need to be transplanted into 3 gallon pot for more nurturing before planting into landscape
  • Healthy, mature plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape
  • Large healthy plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape

Acer palmatum 'Fireglow'

 

It’s not often that a plant makes one think of winter (unless you count the Christmas tree or the poinsettia), but the Fireglow Japanese Maple brings to mind the chilly days. You know the color of a fire’s embers when the wood has been magically reduced to glowing, quiet coals? That’s the color of the Fireglow Maple foliage. Maybe the person who named it was sitting by a campfire and said “Eureka!” The leaves on this upright maple are a luminous purple/scarlet/crimson red that persists into summer. The Fireglow is smaller than the Bloodgood with deeper red foliage, vigorous growth, and good sun tolerance. It can reach 6 to 10 feet tall in 10 years, 20 feet tall mature. We may all be dead by then, but the Fireglow will still be pretty!

Joseph's Take

Joseph's Take

Japanses Maples are easy to grow in a sunny spot with space to spread out.  A little dappled shade in the afternoon is a good idea in warmer states as the leaves can be stressed in the hottest months of the year.

Hardiness Map
Mature Height: 15'
Mature Width: 10'
Flower Season: Does not flower
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Hardiness Zone: 5 to 8
This plant is suitable for the low temperates below:
Temp (F)
Zone
Temp (C)
-20 to -10
5
-28.9 to -23.3
-10 to 0
6
-23.3 to -17.8
0 to 10
7
-17.8 to -12.2
10 to 20
8
-12.2 to -6.7

Japanses Maples are easy to grow in a sunny spot with space to spread out.  A little dappled shade in the afternoon is a good idea in warmer states as the leaves can be stressed in the hottest months of the year.

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