Acer palmatum Fireglow is truly a special red maple and very easy to grow. History and Origins of Fireglow Japanese Maples. Once established Fireglow is hardy to -20 degrees – USDA Zone 5. Pruning Acer Palmatum Fireglow. ACER PALMATUM FIREGLOW. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage. Exposure: Part Shade. 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. Add to Cart. $50.00 $80.00. Estimated height is 9-10′ in 10 years. The leaves emerge more dark red than purple in spring and are thinner than other cultivars making them somewhat translucent. Acer palmatum 'Fireglow' Japanese Maple Zone: 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b. Grow in moist but well-drained, acid or neutral soil. Very sun and heat tolerant. Acer palmatum 'Fireglow' (Japanese maple 'Fireglow') will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 years. Acer palmatum 'Fireglow' is a small tree with a graceful weeping habit. The Fireglow Japanese Maple is a unique variety of the Japanese maple, Acer palmatum. Developed in Alabama by Harold Johnson, grows in full sun in the hot, humid south. Plant where sun can shine through the … It is similar to the 'Bloodgood' with a more vibrant color throughout the growing season. 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. Acer palmatum 'Fireglow' is perhaps one of the best deciduous Japanese Acers for colour and all-round interest. Acer Palmatum 'Fireglow' is a moderate growing tree that can be grown in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 5A through 9B. ACER palmatum Fireglow. If there are damaged or diseased stems you should remove these, cutting to the point of origin. Height: Minimum 10 feet , Maximum 15 feet Width: Minimum 8 inches, Maximum 8 inches Report a problem. Cultivation. Qty. This maple does not revert to green under leaves during the summer, but retains its awesome red coloration. When the sun comes through the leaves of this tree the effect is a breathtaking luminous red. This tree originated in Japan, as well as growing naturally in Korea and parts of China. Size. Architectural, Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Foliage only, Low Maintenance, Rock. Make sure that the cut is flush with the main stem when you do this. 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. Suggested uses. 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