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Parks & Recreation

Japanese Maple

Common Name:    Japanese Maple

Scientific Name: Acer palmatum

Location: McNeilly Park

Size: Multi-stem

Japanese Maple, Acer palmatum location on map

Native to:  Japan

This tree typically grows to: 10 to 25 feet tall and wide

This tree prefers these conditions: This is a popular residential landscape tree, and prefers full sun to part shade, medium moisture and slight acidity.

Special about this tree:  

  • This arboretum tree’s location reflects the previous use of this area of McNeilly Park as a residential yard.
  • The Japanese Maple’s foliage is generally red to purple, with beautiful fall color.
  • The tree has low branching and often develops a gnarly, twisted character as it ages.