More about our Japanese Maples...
Gardener Direct offers over 150 outstanding and unique varieties of Japanese Maple. We are testing and adding new varieties every year. Our container-grown maples are expertly grown from grafts with the utmost care. Before we offer them for sale, plants are fully rooted and well-branched in 2, 3 or 5 gallon containers.
To determine hardiness and overall performance in the landscape, each variety of Japanese Maple has been field-tested in our trial gardens here in mid-Georgia. This means you can count on the specific information we provide about each plant.
More about Orangeola Japanese Maple...
If you're looking for a fast growing exceptionally heat tolerant lace leaf look no further. Orangeola is one of if not the fastest growing of the dissectums. But, because it's also one of the most pendulous maples, it doesn't grow too tall. Dissected leaves emergre in tones of green and orange and quickly turn to purple. By summer the older leaves turn to green and then it really puts on a color show in fall when the leaves turn to blazing bright orange-red!
Japanese maples stand out best when they are planted as a single specimen or in small groupings. Use them to accentuate an entryway or as a focal point to draw attention to a certain area of the landscape or home. Be careful not too overcrowd your Japanese Maple. We suggest underplanting with dwarf, low growing shrubs or groundcovers.
Culture & Care
When provided the right environment in the landscape Japanese Maples are very easy to grow and care for, and long lived.
Soil - Japanese maples adapt well to many soil types provided there is good drainage. Consistently wet or soggy soils can be a killer.
Sun - Some varieties will tolerate full sun. However, in their natural habitat, Japanese Maples are understory trees, growing in dappled forest sunlight and at the edges of partially shaded woodlands. Ideally they prefer to be grown in similar conditions, especially in the warmer climate of the Deep South.
Pruning - When a specific variety of Japanese maple is planted in the right size space; where it have room to grow to mature size, rarely will it require pruning. That beings said, removal of damaged or stray branches that spoil the form of the tree can be performed almost any time of year. Heavy or major pruning is best left to professionals. If you hire someone to prune your Japanese maple make sure he/she has the credentials and ALWAYS check references.
Water - During the first two summers after planting a Japanese Maple, make sure to water enough to keep soil damp but not soggy. Constantly wet feet can cause serious problems. Proper planting method can ensure proper drainage over the long term.
Planting Your Japanese Maple
Most Helpful Reviews
Couldn't be BetterAugust 8th 2014
Hi Gardener Direct I Am very Happy with my purchases from you Most Importantly Arrived in Great Condition and are doing Great Thanks Lonnie
Reply from Gardener Direct:
Hi Lonnie - Thanks so much for taking the time to provide us and our visitors with your review. We are very happy to hear that you are pleased with the quality of the Japanese maple and that it is doing great. We have over 80 varieties growing in our own garden and Orangeola is definitely a favorite! Let us know if there's ever anything else we can help you with. We're at your service!
NiceAugust 8th 2014
Very nice plant, thank you
Beautiful color!April 25th 2014
I was looking for a striking maple that would give lots of impact and this is it! I have to say that Gardener Direct ships more safely and my order arrived quickly. The Maple was in better condition than any tree or shrub I've ever ordered. Thank you Gardener Direct.
Follow upApril 16th 2014
Order was exactly what I ordered. Japanese maple started budding and leaves appeared in early April. Highly recommend