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Purple Ghost Japanese Maple (Small Plant)

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Purple Ghost Japanese Maple - Grown in zones 5-8, this stunning tree features black leaf veins and deep purple leaves that turn shades of red in the fall.

Purple Ghost Japanese Maple (Small Plant)

The Purple Ghost Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Purple Ghost') is a small, deciduous tree with stunning purple foliage. It is native to Japan and Korea, and is a popular ornamental plant in many parts of the world.

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Purple Ghost Japanese Maple tree

The Purple Ghost Japanese Maple typically grows to be 6-8 feet tall and 4-6 feet wide. It has a rounded habit and its leaves are deeply divided into five lobes. The leaves are purple in the spring and summer, and turn a fiery red in the fall.

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Purple Ghost Japanese Maple leaves

The Purple Ghost Japanese Maple is a relatively low-maintenance plant. It prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. It is drought tolerant and heat stress immune. The Purple Ghost Japanese Maple is also relatively pest and disease resistant.

Here are some tips for growing a Purple Ghost Japanese Maple (Small Plant):

  • Choose a location in full sun to partial shade.
  • Amend the soil with compost or other organic matter before planting.
  • Water the plant regularly, especially during the first year after planting.
  • Fertilize the plant in the spring with a balanced fertilizer.
  • Prune the plant as needed to maintain its desired shape and size.

Here are some uses for a Purple Ghost Japanese Maple (Small Plant) in the landscape:

  • As a focal point in a small garden or courtyard
  • In a shrub border
  • In a perennial bed
  • As a container plant

Here are some of the benefits of growing a Purple Ghost Japanese Maple (Small Plant):

  • Stunning purple foliage
  • Relatively low-maintenance
  • Drought tolerant
  • Heat stress immune
  • Pest and disease resistant

Here are some of the things to keep in mind when growing a Purple Ghost Japanese Maple (Small Plant):

  • The plant is poisonous if ingested, so keep it out of reach of children and pets.
  • The plant can be susceptible to certain pests and diseases, such as scale, aphids, and Japanese maple leaf scorch. Inspect the plant regularly for signs of pests or diseases and treat any problems promptly.

Overall, the Purple Ghost Japanese Maple is a beautiful and versatile small tree that can be a great addition to any garden.

Note: The plant is shipped in its pot, firmly secured with several layers of clear tape, thereby avoiding any shuffling and moving during transit. The plant reaches you with minimal damage- very safe and secure. We have been shipping plants like this for several years (plant are sometimes shipped in smaller pots for safety and ease of shipping). Most plants go dormant in fall and winter and will lose most of their leaves - looking dead and dry - very normal. They will flush out in spring.

We cannot send ship some plants and some sizes to California due to restrictions placed by department of agriculture.

Growing Zones: 5-8 outdoors

Mature Height: 15 ft.
Sunlight: Best Color- Part Shade Tolerates Full Sun
Mature Width: 15-25 ft.
Botanical Name: Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'
Growth Rate: Moderate
Please note that the plant will be shipped in its pot, securely fastened with multiple layers of clear tape to prevent any shifting or damage during transit. This ensures that the plant arrives to you with minimal damage, safely and securely. We have been employing this method for shipping plants for several years, occasionally using smaller pots for added safety and convenience during transit. It's important to understand that many plants enter a dormant state during the fall and winter months, resulting in the loss of most leaves and appearing dry or lifeless. This is a natural process, and come springtime, they will begin to regrow and thrive once again. Please be aware that due to regulations set by the Department of Agriculture, there are certain plants and sizes that we are unable to ship to California. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Purple Ghost Japanese Maple (Small Plant)
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