Japanese Maple
Acer palmata
Family Aceraceae

* Maple-like leaves deeply lobed, with 5-9 lance-like, ovate lobes, 2-6" wide. Color varies by cultivar, from green to red to purple.
* Flowers purple, 1/4-1".
* Height: Up to 30'.

Natural History:
* Planted as an ornamental tree throughout the United States.
* Native to Korea, China, and Japan.

* The Japanese maple was introduced to the United States in 1820. It is still found only in cultivation.


Created by: Allaire Diamond and Jiasuey Hsu
Maintained by: Nick Rodenhouse
Created: July 31, 1998
Last Modified: November 21, 2008