Acer palmatum ‘Skeeter’s Broom’

Skeeter's Broom Japanese Maple

A small, upright tree or large shrub, discovered as a witches broom on Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'. Bright red leaves in the spring mature to purple-red in the summer. The summer color holds well until fall, and then changes to scarlet red. It prefers well-drained, acidic soil. It originated in a nursery in Pennsylvania.

  • Common Name: Skeeter's Broom Japanese Maple
  • Height: 6' tall
  • Spread: 5' wide
  • Type: Deciduous
  • Zone: 5 - 9