• Hardy
  • Canadian Grown
  • Value Packs
  • Shipped in ON, QC, NB, NS, PE


Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum'

Red Japanese Maple, Purple Japanese Maple

Main interest:
bright purple-red leave all summer long, low maintenance
partial to full shade
Soil humidity:
moist soil; well drained
Flower colour:
red and pink
Flowering period:
reddish purple turning orange in the fall
USDA Hardiness:
zone 5b: -26 °C (-15 °F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: 20 ft (6 m) width: 15 ft (4.5 m)
specimen, container, japanese garden

Red Japanese Maple is a small, deciduous, ornamental tree. It is a stand out in any garden. The showy leaves change from a bright red in the spring, become a dark burgundy/maroon color over the summer, then change back to a bright scarlet red in the fall. This slow growing tree has a busy shape, and dense growth, which emphasize its spectacular leaves. Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum' is a perfect choice for a specimen in any urban, or Japanese garden.

Please use availability information as a guide only. The weather is a fickle thing, and impacts when our plants are actually available for shipping. Please be aware that we are not answering emails regarding plants availability. The best advice we can give you is to check back once in a while, choose a size option and check the current stock.


Ships ON, QC, NB, PE, NS

Synonym(s): Acer palmatum var. atropurpureum

Also known as: Red Leaf Japanese Maple, Smooth Japanese Maple, Palmate Maple

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