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Japanese Maple Trees are a small deciduous tree and shrub that exits in a multitude of forms that provides a range of sizes, shapes, and colors. The tree averages at around 15 to 25 feet tall. The leaves sprout in spring, the summer color is green, and autumn color varies from dark red to burgundy. Flowers bloom between May and June and are insect pollinated. The bark is green to grey and smooth.
This maple tree grows in my backyard in Plumas Lake, CA. It is planted in the south west of the yard where it is shaded in the morning and late afternoon. Mid-day is when it gets sunlight. It get's watered daily. The tree floor is covered in bark to lock in moisture and prevent grass and weeds from growing.
Japanese Maple Trees do not do well under direct sunlight and extreme heat, as the small leaves tend to dry out.