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Emperor 1

A favorite because of its dark purple-red foliage, the Japanese maple tree Emperor 1 is also a good choice for northern gardens as its leaves open a bit later than most -- helping it avoid late spring frosts. It also offers brilliant scarlet-red fall color.

Name: Acer palmatum 'Wolff'

Growing Conditions: Part shade and moist, well-drained soil

Size: 15 feet tall and wide

Zones:5-8

Choose It Because: You want a good red-leaf type or live in the North.

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