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Iijima Sunago Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Iijima Sunago'

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Iijima Sunago Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Iijima Sunago') at Greenbloom Landscape Design

Iijima Sunago Japanese Maple foliage

Iijima Sunago Japanese Maple foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Iijima Sunago Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Iijima Sunago') at Greenbloom Landscape Design

Iijima Sunago Japanese Maple

Iijima Sunago Japanese Maple

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Iijima Sunago Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Iijima Sunago') at Greenbloom Landscape Design

Iijima Sunago Japanese Maple foliage

Iijima Sunago Japanese Maple foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  18 feet

Spread:  15 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  6a

Description:

This sturdy variety has leaves that emerge scarlet with green veins, then green over the summer, maturing to burgundy with green flecks; brilliant red and orange in fall; lovely upright habit that spreads with age, give it room to grow

Ornamental Features

Iijima Sunago Japanese Maple has attractive green foliage which emerges scarlet in spring. The lobed palmate leaves are highly ornamental and turn outstanding shades of crimson and orange in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The smooth bark and red branches add an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Iijima Sunago Japanese Maple is a dense deciduous tree with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Iijima Sunago Japanese Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Iijima Sunago Japanese Maple will grow to be about 18 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Iijima Sunago Japanese Maple is a fine choice for the yard, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. Its large size and upright habit of growth lend it for use as a solitary accent, or in a composition surrounded by smaller plants around the base and those that spill over the edges. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden  Container 
Applications
Foliage Color  Fall Color  Texture  Plant Form  Bark 
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