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Ibo Nishiki Japanese Maple*

Acer palmatum 'Ibo Nishiki'

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Ibo Nishiki Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Ibo Nishiki') at Jim Melka Landscaping & Garden Center

Ibo Nishiki Japanese Maple

Ibo Nishiki Japanese Maple

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Ibo Nishiki Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Ibo Nishiki') at Jim Melka Landscaping & Garden Center

Ibo Nishiki Japanese Maple foliage

Ibo Nishiki Japanese Maple foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  15 feet

Spread:  12 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  6

Other Names:  Cork Bark Japanese Maple, Rough Bark Maple

Description:

This highly coveted small landscape tree is grown for interesting corky bark that gains interest with age, also spectacular fiery fall colors of yellow, orange, and red; ideal shape and habit for the smaller yard

Ornamental Features

Ibo Nishiki Japanese Maple has attractive green foliage throughout the season. The small lobed palmate leaves are highly ornamental and turn outstanding shades of yellow, orange and red in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The warty brown bark is extremely showy and adds significant winter interest.

Landscape Attributes

Ibo Nishiki Japanese Maple is a deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

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.

Ibo Nishiki Japanese Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening

Planting & Growing

Ibo Nishiki Japanese Maple will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 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.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Shade  Massing  Screening 
Applications
Foliage Color  Fall Color  Texture  Plant Form  Bark  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features

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