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Hubb's Red Willow Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Hubb's Red Willow'

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Hubb's Red Willow Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Hubb's Red Willow') at Canadale Nurseries

Hubb's Red Willow Japanese Maple foliage

Hubb's Red Willow Japanese Maple foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Hubb's Red Willow Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Hubb's Red Willow') at Canadale Nurseries

Hubb's Red Willow Japanese Maple

Hubb's Red Willow Japanese Maple

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  12 feet

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  5a

Group/Class:  Linearilobum

Description:

This beauty has delicate long and narrowly lobed leaves of red, with orange and red fall color; upright growth habit is almost columnar when young, becoming broader with age; ideal for general garden use

Ornamental Features

Hubb's Red Willow Japanese Maple has attractive green foliage which emerges pink in spring. The deeply cut lobed palmate leaves are highly ornamental and turn outstanding shades of scarlet and orange in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Hubb's Red Willow Japanese Maple is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous tree with an upright spreading habit of growth. 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 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.

Hubb's Red Willow Japanese Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Hubb's Red Willow Japanese Maple will grow to be about 12 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 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.

Hubb's Red Willow Japanese Maple is a fine choice for the yard, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. Its large size and upright habit of growth lend it for use as a solitary accent, or in a composition surrounded by smaller plants around the base and those that spill over the edges. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Screening  Garden  Container 
Applications
Foliage Color  Fall Color  Texture  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features