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Emperor Japanese Maple (11 of 16)

Plant in rich, moist but well-drained soil; fertilize in spring.
Plant in full sun to light shade; prune while dormant in winter.
Height: 20-25 feet
Width: 15-20 feet
Hardy in USDA zones 5-8:
Zone 5: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; mulch after first hard frost; avoid exposure to salt.
Zone 6: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch after first hard frost.
Zone 7: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch after first hard frost; red color may wash out in full sun in hot weather.
Zone 8: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch after first hard frost; red color may wash out in full sun in hot weather.

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