A mature Japanese Maple thrives in full sun everywhere but the southernmost portions of its hardiness range, but is also happy with a bit more shade. The foliage of Japanese Maples is quite fragile, drying out quickly in high winds.
- Light Needs: Full Sun, partial Shade
- Watering Needs: Water every 2-3 days for the first month. After that, a good watering once a week should be sufficient.
Japanese maple trees can provide a striking focal point, be the perfect plant to set off a large container, or grow into an impressive bonsai specimen. There are hundreds of Japanese maple varieties that come in various sizes with a large assortment of leaf shapes and colors that range from shades of green to orange, red, purple, and variegated.