Judy D
Judy D
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Asked on Jul 15, 2012

A person from my nursery planted a Japanese Red Maple tree in full sun. Is this okay?

Douglas Hunt3po3Judy D
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8 answers
  • 3po3
    on Jul 16, 2012

    I think it depends on the cultivar. The light tolerances vary between types of Japanese Red Maple, and between geographic regions.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jul 16, 2012

    As Steve says, there are cultivars that will tolerate full sun, but I'm old-fashioned and to my eye a Japanese maple never looks right sited that way.

  • Judy D
    on Jul 16, 2012

    Thank you all for you input. I am in zone 7 and I am not sure of the cultivar of the red maple. It is not a lace leaf ( I have one of those also).

  • 3po3
    on Jul 17, 2012

    I would ask for more details at the nursery. They would probably know best.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jul 17, 2012

    Was there no discussion beforehand about where the tree would go?

  • Judy D
    on Jul 19, 2012

    Unfortunately.....yes. I lost a tree in the space that I asked him to move the tree into. I am not an Arborist so I was not aware that Japanese Red Maples should not be planted in full sun. I did not complain, of course, since he just did what I asked him to do. I was surprised that he did not tell me that it could not be planted in full sun. :-(

  • 3po3
    on Jul 20, 2012

    Well, Judy, if it doesn't make it, you have an experience to teach your customers about.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jul 20, 2012

    Here's hoping it's a sun-tolerant cultivar and all will be well.

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