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Weeping Japanese Maple
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  • Latin Name: Acer palmatum varieties
  • Family: Aceraceae
  • Other Common Names:Smooth Japanese maple
  • Native to: China, Japan, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, Russia
  • USDA Zones: Each variety can be different but generally 5-9
  • Height: Depends on the variety. Many are 15-25' tall.
  • Exposure: Full sun to part shade
  • Growing profile for the Japanese maple
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This staple of the bonsai world can also add an Asian flair to your garden. Some Japanese maples with a weeping habit include any with 'Dissectum' in the name, 'Matsukake', 'Omuyarama' and 'Green Cascade'.

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