Qty. Exposure: Part Shade. Brilliant red leaves through summer, turning deep rich scarlet and crimson in autumn. Fireglow Japanese Maple is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Very sun and heat tolerant. Name: Acer palmatum 'Fireglow' Growth Habit: 9 to 10-foot vase shape USDA Zone: 5-9 Exposure: filtered to full sun Growing Conditions: well-drained, humus-rich soil Comments: 'Fireglow' is one of the best reds for all locations. Acer palmatum Fireglow is truly a special red maple and very easy to grow. This tree originated in Japan, as well as growing naturally in Korea and parts of China. History and Origins of Fireglow Japanese Maples. Once established Fireglow is hardy to -20 degrees – USDA Zone 5. Acer palmatum 'Fireglow' is perhaps one of the best deciduous Japanese Acers for colour and all-round interest. ACER palmatum Fireglow. ACER PALMATUM FIREGLOW. Acer Palmatum 'Fireglow' is a moderate growing tree that can be grown in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 5A through 9B. Developed in Alabama by Harold Johnson, grows in full sun in the hot, humid south. Acer palmatum Fireglow is a small tree that requires little to no pruning as long as the tree is healthy. When the sun comes through the leaves of this tree the effect is a breathtaking luminous red. Acer palmatum Fireglow is a long-time favorite for sunny locations because it is a slow to moderate growing maple with good color and it doesn’t get too big. If there are damaged or diseased stems you should remove these, cutting to the point of origin. $50.00 $80.00. The leaves emerge more dark red than purple in spring and are thinner than other cultivars making them somewhat translucent. Beautiful and striking on its own in the border, as part of a rockery feature, or in a large tub on the patio. Make sure that the cut is flush with the main stem when you do this. It is similar to the 'Bloodgood' with a more vibrant color throughout the growing season. Cultivation. Acer palmatum 'Fireglow' is a small tree with a graceful weeping habit. Height: Minimum 10 feet , Maximum 15 feet Width: Minimum 8 inches, Maximum 8 inches Report a problem. Acer palmatum 'Fireglow' Japanese Maple Zone: 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b. It matures to an average height of 12 feet to 15 feet and an average width of 10 feet to 15 feet, depending on climate and other environmental factors. This maple does not revert to green under leaves during the summer, but retains its awesome red coloration. The best small red tree. Pruning Acer Palmatum Fireglow. Plant where sun can shine through the … Architectural, Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Foliage only, Low Maintenance, Rock. Acer palmatum 'Fireglow' Acer palmatum 'Fireglow' 35.00 'Fireglow' is the perfect name for this small upright Japanese maple introduced by Nurseries Gilardelli in Italy. 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