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Gorgeous tree small enough for your favorite container!

Sometimes ‘new’ trends are actually ‘old’ trends in fresh clothes. Sometimes they are really old trends – like 1,000 year old trends. Take the latest fascination with smaller plants suited for smaller, urban gardens. You’ll see this trend popping up in every magazine, paper and lifestyle show right now. It makes sense. People are downsizing, moving back to cities, cultivating smaller gardens. Smaller plants are needed to fill this niche. Some plants are ‘engineered’. Some are discovered. Some are rediscovered. Take the Dwarf Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum) for instance.

This is not a new plant…not by any stretch of the imagination. The first mention of them in Japanese literature is from the 7th century. (That’s seventh, as in a long, long time ago.) They were first brought into cultivation in Europe in 1820. (Also a long, long time ago.) So to say that these plants are becoming trendy now is almost laughable. But they are enjoying a fresh resurgence and a whole new group of admirers.

And what’s not to admire? Delicate leaves, beautiful shapes, stunning colors. They provide an instantly refined look in your garden bed or patio container.

Do you need a tree as a focal point? A tree that will accent your entry or will bring attention to a special feature of your house? Dwarf Japanese Maples will do the job like no other tree can. They typically only grow to 8 feet tall and just as wide, and that takes many years. They will happily live in a container for their entire lives.

These lovely trees are prized by landscape designers, and are adaptable ornamental trees.

Dwarf Japanese Maples are an easy and satisfying way to hop on the latest trend of smaller plants…even if it has been a couple thousand years in the making! Buy yours from us today!

* Adaptable
* Drought Tolerant
* Three Seasons of Color
* Container perfect
* Sun or shade

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Dwarf Japanese Maple Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum'
Mature Height 10 - 25 feet
Mature Spread 10 - 25 feet
Soil Type Well-Drained
Moisture Average
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth Rate Slow
Flower Color Insignificant
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow, Orange, Red, Burgundy / Purple