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Green Japanese Maple

Green Japanese Maple is one of the most desirable garden trees that exist. Japanese maples were introduced to western society by the Swedish doctor, Carl Peter Thunberg in the late 1700’s. He named the species “palmatum” for its leaves’ resemblance to the open human palm. This tree grows in the shade of larger forest trees, which is why it is more shade-tolerant than most other deciduous trees. It gives shelter to wild birds and bees.

Growth Rate: With a slow to moderate rate it increases by 1-2 feet per year.
Mature Size: It grows up to 20-35 feet tall at its maturity.
Soil Preference: It prefers moist but well-drained, chalk, clay, loam, sand, acidic soils.