Morrison, Tennessee 931-668-9898


Emperor One Japanese Maple

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Acer palmatum ‘Emperor One’

Are you looking for a beautiful new addition to your landscape? Do you like the deep red-purples of the Bloodgood Japanese Maples, but just don’t have the space? Well then, you might be interested in the Emperor One. The Emperor One, also known as the Emperone 1, Emperor, Emperor 1, and the Wolff, has vibrant red-purple leaves and can grow to a max height of 15′ at maturity. Compared to the Bloodgood Japanese Maple, this cultivar leafs-out later in the spring making it more suitable for colder climates that experience late spring freezes. While the Emperor One can be planted in a full sun environment, its’ bold summer color thrives when planted in partial shade making it the perfect centerpiece for most small yards. For more information about the Emperor One Japanese Maple and its interesting (to say the least) origin, please visit Planting instruction can be found at


Diseases & Insects

Few, if any




Small, red to purple, May to June, borne in stalked umbels (possibly corymbs), quite attractive on close inspection

Growth Rate

Hardiness Range

zone 5a – 8b *need help finding your hardiness zone?


Leaves are opposite, simple, 2 to 5 inches long, deeply 5 to 7 to 9 lobed, lobes being lance-ovate to lance-oblong in shape, acuminate, subcordate doubly serrate; leaves are deep purple/red turning shades of burning red in the fall; leaves hold late and are often present into November

Plant Type

Primary Features



10-15 feet tall at maturity with an equal or greater spread

Sun Requirement


What am I buying?

We sell Emperor One Japanese Maples as rooted cuttings. Taken from Wikipedia, “a plant cutting is a piece of a plant that is used in horticulture for vegetative (asexual) propagation. A piece of the stem or root of the source plant is placed in a suitable medium such as moist soil. If the conditions are suitable, the plant piece will begin to grow as a new plant independent of the parent, a process known as striking.” Put more simply, a rooted cutting is a small clone of the specimen from which it was taken. As a genetically identical clone, the cutting shares all the characteristic traits and attributes of the cultivated variety. Our rooted cuttings are 3-6 months old and 4-8 inches in stem length above the soil line. They are clipped from our private stock plants and grown in root pruning trays at our temperature controlled greenhouse.

When are plants collected?

Once your order is placed, your plants will be collected as soon as the weather permits. This time-frame is normally within 3-7 days. During heavy order periods (April-May), this collection time can grow to 10-14 days.

How are plants shipped?

All shipments are mailed via USPS Priority Mail using We monitor national weather conditions and temperatures for shipments. If at any time your order must be delayed for weather concerns, we will contact you by phone and/or email. The day that your order is completed or partially shipped, you will receive an email containing your package tracking number. You can also find this updated information by logging into your account on our website.

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