Acer palmatum 'Trompenburg' (Trompenburg Japanese Maple)
Botanical Name:Acer palmatum 'Trompenburg' Common Name:
Trompenburg Japanese Maple
Inconspicuous red flowers in spring as the foliage emerges.
Dark purple-red leaves have an edge that curls downward giving great interest to the tree. Leaves turn a wonderful crimson in the fall.
Red samaras in early fall - not showy.
Upright growing when young. As the tree matures the head becomes broader as the branches grow more horizontally.
15 to 20 feet tall to nearly 15 feet wide.
Full sun to very light shade. The color will fade in more shade.
Description: ‘Trompenburg’ is another upright Japanese Maple - at least as vigorous as ‘Bloodgood’ and holds its color equally as well. The leaf is a little bit different, having a slight curl at the edge of the lobes. This gives it a different effect from any of the other maples that we grow. I like ‘Trompenburg’ very much - we are propagating a lot of them.