Acer palmatum ‘Fireglow’

Japanese lace leaf maple

(2 customer reviews)

From £155.00 £116.25

As Japanese Maples go, ‘Fireglow’ is relatively fast-growing and vigorous, being slightly more upright in habit and also perhaps more tolerant of ordinary garden soil.

The emerging leaves are bright red, darkening slightly as they age and turning back to bright scarlet again for a stunning autumn display.

Origin: Japan
Genus: Acer
Species / Cultivar: palmatum 'Fireglow'
Common Name: Japanese lace leaf maple

Plant Biography

Acer palmatum, even tough called Japanese maple, originates in most East Asia and East parts of Russia. The species comprises of thousands of named cultivars and forms.

It has been used for centuries in the Japanese gardens, and its English common name is a reflection of the first tree brought back to the UK in early 19th century.

The species epithet ‘palmatum’ is a reference to the shape of its leaves, deeply divided into 5 lobes.

Acer palmatum 'Fireglow'
Soil: Moist but Well Drained
Soil that allows water to drain at a moderate rate, without the water pooling.
Growth Rate: Medium
Expect to see moderate growth during growing season.
Water Requirement: Medium
Once it is established, this plant is likely to only require watering during drier periods.
Maintenance: A little
Easy to look after but may occasionally require some attention in order to thrive.
Situation: Part Shade
Enjoys several hours of direct sunlight but may enjoy dappling or shade at midday.
Eventual Height: 1.2m
The plant's ultimate height in typical growing conditions.
Eventual Spread: 1.2m
The plant's ultimate spread in typical growing conditions.
Hardiness: Half Hardy
Will need protection from frosts in order to survive winter, eg. with fleece jacket.
Habit: Deciduous
Sheds all its foliage annually, so for a period of the year it will be without foliage.
Care & Size Guidance

Care & Size Guidance

It is one of the showiest and most colourful Japanese Maples. Position Acer palmatum ‘Fireglow’ where the evening sun can shine through the leaves and they really will glow as if on fire.

Their finely dissected leaves are a study in light and shadow and always lend a touch of class to a mixed planting. Soil needs to be evenly moist and preferably chalk-free to prevent leaf tips from scorching.

Can also be easily grown in a tub as long as watering needs are catered for.

Expert Tip

A mound forming variety it is ideal located near to a water feature where you can benefit from double the effect as it's reflection dances on the waters surface.

2 customer reviews for Acer palmatum ‘Fireglow’

Acer Tree arrived healthy and beautiful. Delivery speedy and on time. Very satisfied on the size of the tree too, exactly as stated.

Julie K.

Bought after it took a battering, with an assurance it would come back – sadly it never recovered.

Jane F.