Trompenburg is an upright, moderately fast growing purple-red japanese maple which eventually can reach 30'. The leaves are attractively divided into 7 serrated lobes. What makes this plant have such a distinctive look, though, is the downward curve of each lobe which gives an attractive, rounded, parachute-like appearance to each leaf. Grows well in full sun or partial shade. Full sun brings out the best color as is the situation with many japanese maples. Introduced by the famous maple expert J.R.P. van Hoey Smith from the Trompenburg Arboretum in 1965. Zones: USDA 6; Sunset 2-10, 12, 14-24, Alaska-3.
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