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Baldsmith Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Baldsmith'

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Baldsmith Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Baldsmith') at GardenWorks

Baldsmith Japanese Maple

Baldsmith Japanese Maple

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Baldsmith Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Baldsmith') at GardenWorks

Baldsmith Japanese Maple foliage

Baldsmith Japanese Maple foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Baldsmith Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Baldsmith') at GardenWorks

Baldsmith Japanese Maple

Baldsmith Japanese Maple

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  10 feet

Spread:  15 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  6a

Other Names:  Cutleaf Japanese Maple, Threadleaf Japanese Maple

Description:

A superb small home landscape tree with beautiful soft green leaves that last through the season turning brilliant orange in fall, artistic spreading habit of growth; a fine choice for small home landscapes and shrub gardens

Ornamental Features

Baldsmith Japanese Maple has attractive light green foliage which emerges red in spring. The deeply cut lobed palmate leaves are highly ornamental and turn outstanding shades of orange and red in the fall. It features subtle corymbs of red flowers rising above the foliage in mid spring before the leaves. It produces red samaras from early to mid fall. The rough gray bark and red branches add an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Baldsmith Japanese Maple is an open multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, 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.

Baldsmith Japanese Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Baldsmith Japanese Maple will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 years or more.

This shrub 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.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Fruit  Foliage Color  Fall Color  Texture  Plant Form  Bark 
Ornamental Features


Disclaimer - This Plant Database is an online catalog representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact your favourite GardenWorks location directly for current availability. It does not include our entire inventory of plants, so be sure to visit GardenWorks to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.