Skeeter's Broom Japanese Maple

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Punctual Skeeter’s Broom Japanese Maple

  • Rich, Red to Purple-Red Leaves
  • Compact Selection, Perfect for Smaller Areas Or Containers
  • Noteworthy Upright, Narrow Shape
  • Easy to Care for

This upright, narrowly shaped Skeeter’s Broom Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Skeeters Broom') is what your lawn has been looking for. Not many trees will fill in small spaces as effectively as this one does.

This tree has rich red spring foliage that transforms into a beautiful purple-red tone in the summer, right up until late fall. This tree really is a package deal with the vibrant red-purple tones that it illuminates year round.

Fill in the missing gaps today with this vibrant magnificent tree today at Nature Hills Nursery!

How to Use Skeeter’s Broom Japanese Maple in the Landscape

Skeeter’s Broom Japanese Maple is a colorful smaller growing Japanese Maple that makes a perfect specimen plant using it like you might a piece of sculpture in your landscape. It can also be the perfect focal point in an outdoor room or other high profile spot in your landscape. You may even consider using this plant in a larger container and use with other container plants or all alone.

 

Order today to add a uniquely shaped and colored tree to your landscaping!

#ProPlantTips for Care

Skeeter's Broom Japanese Maple prefers a cool, rich, well drained soil. Ideally, this plant loves morning sunlight with light or filtered shade from the hot afternoon sun - especially in the warmer climates.


A 3-4 inch layer of wood chips over the root zone of this plant does an excellent job of maintaining better moisture and keeping the soil cooler in summer, and also buffering the cold in winter. Always keep the mulch away from the stems of all plants by a few inches. Wood chips also does an excellent job of finishing the look of your landscape.


This compact plant needs little pruning unless you are trying to change the form of the plant or slightly reduce the size of a stem on occation. Late winter or early spring is a good time to do any pruning if needed.
An incredible, smaller growing Red Leaved Japanese with lots of character that would highlight any landscape. This one sells out every year.

Order this luxurious tree today and give your lawn the makeover it deserves.

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 .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters 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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0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Skeeter's Broom Japanese Maple Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Brand Bower and Branch
Botanical Name Acer palmatum 'Skeeters Broom'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 4 - 6 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Slow
Flower Color Red
Foliage Color Red, Purple
Fall Color Red
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant No