Adding drama to the garden wherever grown, award-winning Acer palmatum 'Trompenburg' is a deciduous shrub or small tree of outstanding interest. Its unusual foliage of 7-9 pointed, sharply-serrated, lobed leaves resembles an open hand with outstretched fingers. Emerging rich and deep reddish purple in spring, the leaves hold their extraordinary color until late summer and turn vibrant crimson-red in fall before shedding to the ground. More sun tolerant than most, this cultivar can be exposed to full sun with practically no sunburn. A favorite for landscaping, 'Trompenburg' enjoys an upright habit and makes a striking focal point.
- Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society for its outstanding qualities
- Grows up to 15-25 ft. tall (450-750 cm) and 10-15 ft. wide (300-450 cm).
- A full sun or part shade lover, this plant is easily grown in moist, organically rich, slightly acidic, well-drained soils. Mulch helps retain soil moisture and keep roots cool. Best leaf color in partial shade, although full sun can be tolerated. Leaf scorch can be caused by lack of soil moisture or excessive exposure.
- Perfect as specimen plant in cottage gardens, city gardens.
- Low maintenance, this plant needs little pruning. If pruning is necessary, prune during the dormant season and avoid pruning in spring when the sap is running. Fertilize in spring before the leaves emerge.
- May be affected by horse chestnut scale, aphids, verticillium wilt.
- Propagate by grafting or softwood cuttings