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Emperor One Dwarf Japanese Maple Trees for Sale Online
Similar to its cousin, the Bloodgood Japanese Maple, Emperor Japanese maples distinguish themselves with their shinier bright red leaves. Their leaves bud approximately two weeks later than other Japanese maples, which means they are better suited for gardens subject to late frosts. These hardy upright red maples won't overwhelm a smaller garden: mature Emperor Japanese Maples only grow to about 15 feet tall.
|Hardiness Zone:||5 - 8|
|Mature Height:||15 Feet|
|Mature Width:||15 Feet|
|Sunlight:||Full sun to part shade|
|Foliage:||Dark red foliage that turns scarlet in fall|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained soil|
|Water Require:||Water regularly|
|Uses:||Extremely attractive when used as a focal point or a specimen planting|
How to Care for Emperor Japanese Maple
Once you buy a Emperor One Japanese Maple tree, make sure to read about the recommended care instructions to keep this plant healthy and thriving.
How should I water my Emperor One Japanese Maple?
After back filling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost give the Emperor One Japanese Maple a good deep watering. This is not to be rushed. most of the water you put on the plant at first will run away from the plant until the soil is soaked. A general rule of thumb is to count to 5 for every one gallon of pot size. For example a one gallon pot would be watered until you count to 5 a three gallon pot would be 15 and so on. Check the plant daily for the first week or so and then every other day there after. Water using the counting method for the first few weeks.
What type of mulch should I use for Emperor One Japanese Maple?
We highly recommend that you mulch your Emperor One Japanese Maple with either a ground hardwood mulch or a ground cypress mulch depending on your local availability. Any type of mulch will do but cypress or hardwood mulch will be of a higher quality and provide better nutrition overall as they breakdown. Mulching helps to keep weeds away which will compete with your new investment for water and nutrients. A 2 to 3 inch layer of mulch is sufficient but remember to take care not to cover any part of the stem of the plant with mulch. Its better to leave a one inch gap of space between the mulch and the stem or trunk of the plant.
How should I prune my Emperor One Japanese Maple?
Japanese maples such as Emperor One Japanese Maple are not especially particular as to when they are pruned; however, spring is generally not a good time as new growth and sap are beginning to develop. Winter and summer are commonly accepted as good times to prune. The winter is probably the best time as it is easy to see the branches and growing structure of the tree. Summer, on the other hand, allows for a more accurate gauge of which branches need to be thinned. Avoid pruning thicker branches that are more than half the diameter of the trunk. Remove branches that do not conform to the aesthetic appearance of the tree. Branches that do not curve or divide can be pruned. The final step is to create a veiled top layer; a curtain that shields the rest of the foliage but has a uniform look is ideal.
What type of fertilizer should I use for Emperor One Japanese Maple?
Feeding your plants is probably the single most forgotten part of growing healthy long lasting plants. Maintaining a constant low level of fertility will keep your trees healthy throughout the year. Applying high levels of nitrogen (N) is not recommended. Avoid using high N lawn fertilizer on Japanese maples. Japanese maples look best and develop thicker stems when allowed to grow at a slower speed. Applying high amounts of nitrogen will cause excessively fast growth that will weaken the plant. When using a slow-release pellet-type fertilizer, it is best to bore holes about 6 inches deep into the soil about half way between the main trunk and the drip line of the branches. As the tree grows, the amount of fertilizer will need to be increased.