Scarlet Princess Japanese Maple


Acer palmatum Scarlet Princess Dwarf Japanese Maple


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Scarlet Princess Japanese Maple:

 An exciting new dwarf laceleaf introduction! Discovered and introduced by Thomas and Nancy Ash of Ash’s Japanese Maple Nursery in Hampstead, NC., this is truly a plant to rave about. Scarlet Princess Japanese maple has excellent bright red Spring color , with good color retention. Growth habit is more widely ascending, compared to the weeping form of the parent tree, Crimson Queen. The smaller size makes it a great choice for smaller spaces, or planting in a decorative container.

Our Scarlet Princess Japanese maple in the trial garden continued to push new leaves all summer, providing a fresh splash of bright red in the garden. Very  vigorous when young, Tom’s advice is to prune back hard on the new growth  for the first few years, and the Scarlet Princess will slow down. This unique plant has very tight internodes, attesting to its true dwarf character.

Care and Planting tips for your Scarlet Princess Japanese maple:

Make sure your Scarlet Princess Japanese maple is planted with good drainage. Examples of techniques for ensuring proper drainage include planting the tree in a raised bed, planting on a slope, and creating a planting mound 4 to 6 inches above the existing grade. Scarlet Princess Japanese maples require moist, well drained soil. Amending the soil with organic material and adding an organic mulch over the planting area is also recommended.

The advantages of buying your Scarlet Princess Japanese maple from Garden Design Nursery:

As with all of the Japanese maple we offer at Garden Design Nursery, our Scarlet Princess Japanese maple are grafted and grown by us. So many websites are just third-party companies, which never even touch or see the actual plant they are selling. You can be assured we offer the healthiest and largest plants available on the web. Each plant is carefully selected for quality, and individually boxed with the growing container. This ensures the tree arrives with the root system intact, and allows you to plant your new tree at your convenience! For the estimated box size dimensions that the plant ships in, please click on the Additional Information tab at the top of this description.

Weight 17 lbs
Dimensions 36 × 13 × 13 in
Container size

1 gallon 10"-16" tall, 3 gallon 18"-24" tall

Mature size

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