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Best Japanese Maple Zone 9

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Ellen Grant
• Friday, 23 October, 2020
• 8 min read

If you are looking into growing Japanese maples in zone9, you need to know that you are at the very top of the plants’ temperature range. In addition, there are tips and tricks zone9 gardeners used to help their maples thrive.

dwarf japanese acer palmatum maple tree bonfire hime yama sun nursery moonshadow
(Source: kiginursery.com)

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Japanese maples tend to do better at being cold hardier than heat tolerant. You’ll want to select hot weather Japanese maples to give them the best chance in a zone9 location.

See if you can find a spot on the north or east side of the house to keep the tree out of the scorching afternoon sunshine. Another tip for helping zone9Japanese maples thrive involves mulch.

If you want a palmate maple, consider ‘Glowing Embers,” a beautiful tree that reaches 30 feet (9 m.) tall when grown in the landscape. For dwarf hot weather Japanese maples, ‘Yamagata’ only rises to 6 feet (1.8 m.) high.

Shipping only ship Japanese maples within the continental United States of America. We have custom boxes that extra thick and allow for the safest shipment of your Japanese maples.

Our new custom boxes allow us to ship your Japanese maple trees in their container, making the smoothest transition from our nursery to your garden. You will simply need a pair of scissors to cut the tape around the box and pull your Japanese maple out.

embers glowing maple japanese acer summer palmatum fall late early severe foliage damage there davesgarden
(Source: davesgarden.com)

We have plenty of Japanese maples that grow and do well in full sun in Zone 8. When you get to zone9, many of the Japanese maples should be planted with protection from the hot afternoon sun.

One of the most important things to remember is that Japanese maples do not like wet feet. This means that heavily boggy areas will need raised beds that allow drainage for the Japanese maple roots.

This can simply be done by raising the area where you will be planting the Japanese maple with more soil. The hole should be dug 1.5 times bigger than container the Japanese maple is in.

This extra size is primarily to lose the soil for the roots of your Japanese maple which will allow for it to get established quicker. This is important as Japanese maples planted too deeply do not perform well in the landscape.

This means that you will have to put part of the soil that you already dug back into the hole before planting. Container Growing Japanese Maples have a non-invasive root system that makes them ideal for container growing and bonsai culture.

acer palmatum maple japanese emperor tree palm maples sun growth stencil year emporer kigi nursery erable japon
(Source: www.kiginursery.com)

This will allow you to bring the ornamental appeal of Japanese maple to your deck, patio, poolside, and driveway expanding your garden. Choose your Japanese maple based on the location you plan on growing your container grown maple (ex.

Soil should be selected based on how frequently you plan on watering the plant. For Japanese maples that will be regularly watered by an irrigation system, a soil with more per lite is ideal.

For maples that will not be on a regular irrigation system, make sure to add more peat moss to the mixture. Select a companion plant such as small serums that can cover the soil-surface to reduce heat and moisture loss for the roots of the maple.

For small containers (smaller than a nursery 3 gallon) check the root system of your Japanese maple during the winter every 3 years. For those that do not want to root prune, you can always upgrade your Japanese maple to a larger pot size or put the tree in the landscape, however, with a few minutes of root pruning every few years a Japanese maple can stay in any pot for its entire life.

This can often be purchased at Walmart or your local garden center or department store. Fertilizers with low amounts of nitrogen can be used in the early spring and mid-summer, however it is not necessary.

maple japanese acer palmatum tree kagami zone palm sun leaves maples nursery requirements usda
(Source: kiginursery.com)

This is because you get a cleaner flow or nutrients from Japanese maples that have been trimmed. This is typically around the late February to early March time period for us in North Carolina.

Remember to clean your pruning tools with rubbing alcohol. Large branches you don't like only get bigger, so it is best to prune them out early in the tree's life.

By pruning your Japanese maple and leaving the large branching you will get a larger tree quicker. Picking which one stays and which one goes will be a judgement call that only the owner or the pruner can make.

If you are trimming an upright selection, make sure to keep one branch as a central leader. This is typically the tallest part of the tree on most upright Japanese maples.

This can be done with lace leaf types by trimming your Japanese maple to create different levels of branching. While trimming is not necessary, if you follow these steps, your Japanese maple should grow much quicker for you.

crimson acer queen palmatum dissectum maple japanese cutleaf weeping sun shade year partial years nursery growth
(Source: www.kiginursery.com)

Shipping only ship Japanese maples within the continental United States of America. We have custom boxes that extra thick and allow for the safest shipment of your Japanese maples.

Our new custom boxes allow us to ship your Japanese maple trees in their container, making the smoothest transition from our nursery to your garden. You will simply need a pair of scissors to cut the tape around the box and pull your Japanese maple out.

We have plenty of Japanese maples that grow and do well in full sun in Zone 8. When you get to zone9, many of the Japanese maples should be planted with protection from the hot afternoon sun.

One of the most important things to remember is that Japanese maples do not like wet feet. This means that heavily boggy areas will need raised beds that allow drainage for the Japanese maple roots.

This can simply be done by raising the area where you will be planting the Japanese maple with more soil. The hole should be dug 1.5 times bigger than container the Japanese maple is in.

sawa acer palmatum maple japanese beni tree aka sun
(Source: kiginursery.com)

This extra size is primarily to lose the soil for the roots of your Japanese maple which will allow for it to get established quicker. This is important as Japanese maples planted too deeply do not perform well in the landscape.

This means that you will have to put part of the soil that you already dug back into the hole before planting. Container Growing Japanese Maples have a non-invasive root system that makes them ideal for container growing and bonsai culture.

This will allow you to bring the ornamental appeal of Japanese maple to your deck, patio, poolside, and driveway expanding your garden. Choose your Japanese maple based on the location you plan on growing your container grown maple (ex.

Soil should be selected based on how frequently you plan on watering the plant. For Japanese maples that will be regularly watered by an irrigation system, a soil with more per lite is ideal.

For maples that will not be on a regular irrigation system, make sure to add more peat moss to the mixture. Select a companion plant such as small serums that can cover the soil-surface to reduce heat and moisture loss for the roots of the maple.

leaves sunset fall trees
(Source: www.sunset.com)

For small containers (smaller than a nursery 3 gallon) check the root system of your Japanese maple during the winter every 3 years. For those that do not want to root prune, you can always upgrade your Japanese maple to a larger pot size or put the tree in the landscape, however, with a few minutes of root pruning every few years a Japanese maple can stay in any pot for its entire life.

This can often be purchased at Walmart or your local garden center or department store. Fertilizers with low amounts of nitrogen can be used in the early spring and mid-summer, however it is not necessary.

Trimming your Japanese maple can actually make your tree grow faster. This is typically around the late February to early March time period for us in North Carolina.

Remember to clean your pruning tools with rubbing alcohol. Large branches you don't like only get bigger, so it is best to prune them out early in the tree's life.

By pruning your Japanese maple and leaving the large branching you will get a larger tree quicker. Picking which one stays and which one goes will be a judgement call that only the owner or the pruner can make.

japanese nursery maples garden gardens ambleside
(Source: www.pinterest.com)

If you are trimming an upright selection, make sure to keep one branch as a central leader. This is typically the tallest part of the tree on most upright Japanese maples.

This can be done with lace leaf types by trimming your Japanese maple to create different levels of branching. While trimming is not necessary, if you follow these steps, your Japanese maple should grow much quicker for you.

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