How to Grow Japanese Maples. Japanese Maples have a reputation for being difficult to grow, but while they have needs that need to be attended to for best growth and color, they are a tough and adaptable plant. Here are steps on how to grow Japanese Maples, and our top favorite varieties!
Pruning Japanese Maples - this is my biggest garden challenge... If my tree survived this storm. It was completely de-branched two years ago by a snowstorm and is finally growing back as a tangled mess. I know the Japanese Maples are fussy and pruning should happen at specific times and with specific methods. Thank goodness for this article!
The glorious fall foliage of fullmoon maple (Acer shirasawanum) 'Autumn Moon' isn't this tree's only plus. In spring, the new leaves emerge red before turning the tree's summer color of light green tinged with a slight red-orange blush.