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Acer palmatum Emperor 1 (a.k.a. Red Emperor)

Acer palmatum Emperor 1 (a.k.a. Red Emperor)

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Emperor 1, also known as Red Emperor, is an outstanding cultivar with vigorous growth. It is a red upright growing Japanese maple comparable with “Bloodgood”, the reliable standard which all newer red upright palmatums are compared with. Emperor 1 exceeds even Bloodgood in leaf retention and growth rate.

Emperor 1 comes into leaf a few weeks later then Bloodgood, which makes it less vulnerable to late frosts and cold drying winds in spring. The foliage color is dark red that produces a shiny look as the sun hits its leaves. Throughout the summer it will retain its color until fall, where it changes to a beautiful dark crimson red.

It is a hardy, mid-sized Japanese maple with a wide crown. Emperor 1 can grow up to 3-4m and a width of 3m. A sunny position will not be a problem for this one.

Due to its versatility, it can be a great tree in a container. Or it can be used as a focal point for large landscapes.

Location: Full sun, half shade
Height: up to 4m
Width: up to 3m
Fall colour: dark crimson red
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