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Glowing Embers Japanese Maple
Glowing Embers Japanese Maple

Sapindaceae Acer Palmatum Glowing Embers

  • $183.99
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3 Gallon
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Cannot ship to: Alaska, California, Hawaii
Grows InZone 5A · -20° to -15° F through Zone 9B · 25° to 30° F
Sun ExposureFull / Mostly Sun, Morning Sun / Evening Shade, Morning Shade / Evening Sun, Dappled Light / Filtered Sun
Soil DrainageWell Drained
Resistent ToDeer Resistant, Drought, Heat
BloomsFall Foliage
Foliage ColorYellow, Red, Orange, Purple, Medium Green
Average Height20' to 30'
Average Width20' to 30'
AttractsVisual Attention
Additional Information About Glowing Embers Japanese Maple

Acer Palmatum 'Glowing Embers' is a fast and moderate growing tree that can be grown in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 5A through 9B. It matures to an average height of 20 feet to 30 feet and an average width of 20 feet to 30 feet, depending on climate and other environmental factors. It prefers growing in a location that provides full sun, morning sun with afternoon shade, morning shade with afternoon sun or filtered sun and grows best when planted in loam or clay soil that is well drained. The foliage is yellow, red, orange, purple and medium green in color. It attracts visual attention and is resistant to deer, drought and heat.

Glowing Embers Japanese Maple can be useful in the landscape along woodland borders, to provide shade, as a focal point, in landscape beds or islands or to add property value and also in theme gardens or shade gardens.

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.

Glowing Embers Japanese MapleMore about Glowing Embers Japanese Maple...

Glowing Embers is an award-winning selection from Dr. Michael Dirr's plant evaluation program at the University of Georgia, chosen for its vigorous growth rate, brilliant fall color, and adaptability to a wide variety of landscape conditions. It thrives in full sun and tolerates drought better than most trees in it class. Red, orange, yellow and purple leaves provide a kaleidoscope of fiery color in fall. The color sequence of each leaf varies, and a single branch may display four distinctly different colors at the same time.

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.


When provided the right environment in the landscape Japanese Maples are very easy to grow.

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. 

Planting Your Japanese Maple

In Ground: Dig a hole no deeper than the root ball and two to three times the width of the root ball. Fill it with water. If the hole drains within a few hours, you have good drainage. If the water is still standing 12 hours later, improve the drainage in your bed or establish a mound to plant your tree in.

Turn and break up the soil removed from the hole. If the native soil is dense or compacted amend with compost or soil amendment at a 30/70 or 50/50 ratio.

Remove your plant from its container and carefully loosen the roots around the exterior of the root ball. Set the plant into the hole you've prepared making sure the top edge of the root ball is slightly above the soil level (1/3 of the rootball above the ground if planting on level ground) to allow for settling.

When backfilling tamp as you go to remove air pockets. When planting on level ground, and your rootball is higher above the ground, taper your backfill soil mixture from the top edge of the rootball gradually towards the grade.

Water thoroughly and cover with a one- to two-inch layer of mulch. Then, during the first year or two, water as needed to ensure soil stays moist but not consistently wet.

In Containers: Pick a container that will match the mature size of your tree and that has drain holes. Use a well-draining planting or potting soil. 



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by James - Tucson, Arizona

Believe me when I say you will get what you pay for. The shipping is more than other places but you are getting a large sized tree in a 3gallon pot in furniture grade shipping. You will need pliers to get it out of the box because it has those heavy grade staples all over and the cardboard is heavy duty. Heavy heavy duty. Wether the tree lives now is up to me but it can't have a better chance than this.

Reply from Gardener Direct:

Thanks James, enjoy!

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by Lonnie - St Louis, Missouri

Product arrived in GREAT condition as usual Hope the Winter isn't to bad on it Looks GREAT now

Reply from Gardener Direct:

Hi Lonnie - Thanks so much for taking the time to provide us and visitors to Gardener Direct with your review. We're very happy to hear you are pleased with the quality of the Japanese maple tree. Glowing Embers is a stand out beauty in our gardens! If we have another winter as the past winter (2013), where frigid, arctic temps went way below the typical average lows, you might want to wrap the tree in a sheet of opaque plastic or frost cloth until temps return to normal. Otherwise, the tree should be fine. Keep us posted as to how the tree does and let us know if there's ever anything else we can help you with. We're at your service!

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