Maple, Japanese

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This tree is one of the 150 trees initially included in the arboretum to coincide with the campus's 150th anniversary celebration.

Scientific Name:
Acer palmatum


Native to:
Japan, China, Korea

Mature Height and Width:
15-30 feet by 15-30 feet

Additional Notes:
Japanese maple attracts attention, compensating for its small size with its stunning red and palm-shape leaves.  Japanese gardens often use this species as a feature plant, given its natural beauty, responsiveness to shaping with diligent pruning.