Plant Database


Inazuma Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Inazuma'


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

Inazuma Japanese Maple foliage

Inazuma Japanese Maple foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

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

Inazuma Japanese Maple

Inazuma Japanese Maple

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  30 feet

Spread:  15 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  6a


This broadly columnar variety has leaves that emerge plum-red, then mature to purplish-green over the summer, turning orange to crimson in fall; lovely upright habit makes it great as a feature tree

Ornamental Features

Inazuma Japanese Maple has attractive plum purple-variegated green foliage which emerges plum purple in spring. The lobed palmate leaves are highly ornamental and turn outstanding shades of scarlet, orange and crimson in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Inazuma 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.

Inazuma Japanese Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening

Planting & Growing

Inazuma Japanese Maple will grow to be about 30 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 5 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 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.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Massing  Screening 
Foliage Color  Fall Color  Texture  Plant Form 
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.