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Bonnie Bergman Japanese Maple*

Acer palmatum 'Bonnie Bergman'

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Bonnie Bergman Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Bonnie Bergman') at Homestead Gardens

Bonnie Bergman Japanese Maple foliage

Bonnie Bergman Japanese Maple foliage

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Bonnie Bergman Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Bonnie Bergman') at Homestead Gardens

Bonnie Bergman Japanese Maple

Bonnie Bergman Japanese Maple

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

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

Height:  15 feet

Spread:  15 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  5b

Description:

A beautiful and colorful feature tree for the home landscape, with bright green new growth and amazing orange-red fall color, on a very artistic growth habit; put it where it can be appreciated, and give it room to grow

Ornamental Features

Bonnie Bergman Japanese Maple has attractive dark green foliage which emerges light green in spring. The lobed palmate leaves are highly ornamental and turn outstanding shades of orange and red in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The rough gray bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Bonnie Bergman 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.

Bonnie Bergman Japanese Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Bonnie Bergman Japanese Maple will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 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  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Foliage Color  Fall Color  Plant Form  Bark 
Ornamental Features