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The emporor I japanese maple is an upright, wide crowned tree that can grow up to 15 ft tall and wide. Black/red bark in dark red foiliages turn into a bright scarlet in the fall. Compared to the bloodgood variety, Emperor I is known for its longer leaf retention.  It reduces damage from late frost by its leaves budding out two weeks later in the spring time.

Japanese maple Emperor I

  • Light: Emperor I can be grown in full sun or partial shade. Intense sunlight may burn the leaves so partial shade is ideal.

    Soil: Well drained soil that is moist, organically rich and slighlty acidic is key for a healthy maple tree. Mulch can help with retaining moisture and helps keep the roots cool.

    Water:Water your japanese maple whenever the soil dries out. An easy way to regulate moisture levels is to mulch it. Newly planted trees need water every 2-3 days for the first month. After that, water once a week.

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