Acer Palmatum ‘Fireglow’ Learn, Buy & Grow


Acer Palmatum ‘Fireglow’ is a large, attractive, and deciduous shrub. It is similar to Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’ but the leaves are less deeply lobed. These leaves with 5-7 lobed create beautiful foliage that emerges pink-red and change colours a couple more times before the end of a growing season. Also, it has a vertical upright growth pattern with a broad and capricious crown.

How To Grow And Care For Acer Palmatum ‘Fireglow’
Japanese fireglow is an easy-to-grow, low maintenance tree. It can be propagated through grafting and softwood cuttings.

Acer Palmatum Fireglow

Acer Palmatum Fireglow (Img Source – Wiki Commons)

Want to grow the Japanese fireglow? Start by removing all weeds and grasses close to the planting site to reduce the competition for nutrients with other plants.

Dig a square hole that is deep enough for the root mass to be planted and twice as wide. Next, place the root mass in the hole, cover it up with soil and compost, finish by watering thoroughly.

How tall is Acer Palmatum ‘Fireglow’?

Acer palmatum fireglow is a slow-growing large tree reaching its ultimate size of 8 feet – 13 feet in both length and diameter in about 2 decades.

How to grow Acer Palmatum ‘Fireglow’

Acer palmatum fireglow is relatively easy to grow in the right environment.

Soil: Clay, loamy, or sandy soil is ideal as long as it is moist, well-drained, and acidic to neutral.

Light: It can tolerate exposure to full sunlight, but the best foliage is achieved when grown in partial shade.

Water: It has average water needs but should be watered regularly in its early years and in summer to keep the topsoil moist.

Pruning: Just like most other Japanese maple trees, pruning is not required but should be done in the dormant months.

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Which position for Acer Fireglow?

To get the best-sheltered exposure, it is best with west-facing, east-facing, or south-facing aspects.

What colour is Acer Palmatum ‘Fireglow’?

The lobed leaves of Acer palmatum fireglow emerge as pink-red in spring, develops a dark-green shade flushed with dark-red in summer, before finally turning purple-red in autumn. It blooms tiny, inconspicuous purple flowers in spring that gives way to small red fruits.

Further Reading

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