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  Japanese Maple  
Common Name: Japanese Maple
Latin Name: Acer palmatum
Tree Size: Small
Leaf Type: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Slow
Water Needs: Moderate
Tolerances: Partial to heavy shade
Attributes: reliable fall color, attractive seeds or fruit
Features: Brilliant fall color -- copper, yellow, orange, or red depending on the cultivar.
Comments: Requires good soil drainage and pruning to develop form.
Problems: Thin bark is damaged easily. Salt-sensitive.
Firewise: Yes
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