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Acer palmatum 'Emperor 1' Japanese Maple Tree

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Original price $40.00
Original price $40.00 - Original price $70.00
Original price $40.00
Current price $30.00
$30.00 - $70.00
Current price $30.00
Selected Size: 1 gallon

Acer palmatum 'Emperor 1'
Red Emperor Japanese Maple

Zones 5-9

‘Emperor 1’ is one of our favorite red upright Japanese maples. Also known as 'Red Emperor', the early spring color of this Japanese maple comes out as an extremely deep maroon with a brilliant translucent sheen that gives the leaves a nice shiny look as the sunlight hits them. This 'Emperor 1' Japanese maple holds its rich, dark red foliage well throughout the summer months, and has a brilliant scarlet fall display. The underside of the leaf is a rich olive green. 

The 'Emperor 1' Japanese maple makes a beautiful dynamic to the shiny red tops as the leaves turn blowing in a light summer breeze. ‘Emperor 1’ is a vigorous growing red Japanese maple though it stays midsized overall at around 15 feet in height. Hardiness is another great quality of ‘Emperor 1’. This Red Emperor Japanese maple tree handles cold conditions extremely well and is also very heat tolerant in the late summer. With all of its wonderful attributes ‘Emperor 1’ makes a perfect choice for a mid-sized upright red Japanese maple.


Limited Quantities Available !! As we have over a thousand cultivars of Japanese maples, we often do not have many of each cultivar. We recommend that you buy the Japanese maples you want immediately as we often sell out of certain selections.

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