- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 5 - 13 Feet
- Mature Spread 5 - 13 Feet
- Growing Zones 5 - 8
- Use As A Thriller In Containers
Japanese Maple is known for slender trunks and delicate foliage. As the name implies, the Metamorphosa™ Japanese Maple is all about change. The small leaves emerge in the spring as a vibrant shade of yellow, and a pink margin appear that later turns to white. Flecks of reddish-orange appear in the green foliage by the height of summer. The leaves shift to predominantly orange during the fall and later turn red-violet. Green flowers bloom in the spring, but the foliage is the true draw of this showstopper.
This compact tree makes a beautiful addition to a flower garden or can be used for specimen planting. Feature the Metamorphosa™ Japanese Maple in a container to take advantage of flexible placement options. This deciduous tree grows as a perennial in USDA zones 5b through 8. Japanese Maples are deer-resistant for added convenience,
Metamorphosa™ Japanese Maple Care
Plant Metamorphosa™ Japanese Maple in full to part sun. This plant needs well-draining acidic soil. Japanese Maples have shallow root systems. Thoroughly drench the soil around the plant to ensure the entire root system gets a drink. Newly planted trees will need water daily, and established plants will need water weekly. Apply a thin layer of mulch around the tree to help keep the soil damp.
Minimal pruning is necessary to maintain a tidy shape and trim overgrowth during the winter. Wait until the second growing season before applying fertilizer. Use a slow-release fertilizer in the early spring.
Metamorphosa™ Japanese Maple Spacing
The Metamorphosa™ Japanese Maple will reach 5 to 13 feet tall once mature and 3 to 10 feet wide. Space the plants so the canopy can comfortably spread out.
Metamorphosa™ Japanese Maple Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8|
|Plant Type: Trees|
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 5 - 13 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 3 - 12 Feet|
|Spacing: 3 - 12 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): None|
|Bloom Period: Spring|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous, Variegated|
|Foliage Color(s): Green, Orange|
|Foliage Description: Variegated with multiple colors throughout the season|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering|
|Resists: Deer, Disease|
|Container Role: Thriller|
|Uses: Containers, Specimen or Focal Point, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Foliage Interest|
|Brand: Proven Winners|
|Common Name: Metamorphosa™ Japanese Maple|
|Scientific Name: Acer palmatum ''ARJOS1'' USPP 32, Can PBRAF|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.