Acer palmatum 'Twombly's Red Sentinel' - Blue Heron Nursery

Acer palmatum ‘Twombly’s Red Sentinel’

Twombly's Red Sentinel Japanese Maple


An upright, columnar tree with deep red leaf color all season long. The new foliage is a brighter red. Branches darken to a deep blood-red after leaf drop providing added winter interest. It prefers well-drained, acidic soil. This makes a good choice for tight places. Discovered as a witch's broom in a Bloodgood Japanese Maple by Ken Twombly.


  • Common Name: Twombly's Red Sentinel Japanese Maple
  • Height: 10' tall
  • Spread: 6' wide
  • Type: Deciduous
  • Zone: 5 - 9

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