Emmett's Pumpkin Fullmoon Maple
Acer japonicum 'Emmett's Pumpkin'
Emmett's Pumpkin Fullmoon Maple foliage
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Height: 20 feet
Spread: 20 feet
Hardiness Zone: 5a
A stunning and shapely tree that is the ideal size for the home landscape, interesting in all seasons; red foliage in spring that mixes with green into the summer, and a glorious orange display in fall
Emmett's Pumpkin Fullmoon Maple is primarily valued in the landscape for its ornamental globe-shaped form. It has attractive green deciduous foliage which emerges red in spring. The lobed palmate leaves are highly ornamental and turn outstanding shades of orange and in the fall.
Emmett's Pumpkin Fullmoon Maple is an open multi-stemmed deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.
This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, 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.
Emmett's Pumpkin Fullmoon Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Emmett's Pumpkin Fullmoon Maple will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 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 to a ripe old age of 100 years or more; think of this as a heritage tree for future generations!
This tree should only be grown in full sunlight, although you may want to keep it away from hot, dry locations that receive direct afternoon sun or which get reflected sunlight, such as against the south side of a white wall. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is quite intolerant of urban pollution, therefore inner city or urban streetside plantings are best avoided, 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.