If you are a homeowner in the Newmarket or Aurora areas and have a Japanese maple trees on your property, you may be wondering how to care for them correctly. It’s important to know that, while a Japanese maple tree is beautiful and can add a touch of elegance to your backyard, it tends to be a highly demanding tree. To ensure that it receives the proper care it needs, your tree service experts at Sequoia TreeScape are here for you!
Varieties of Japanese Maple Trees in Newmarket and Aurora
The most common type of Japanese maple is the Bloodgood variety, which is prominent due to its bright crimson coloring year-round and particularly in the fall. Other varieties you can find in your area are the Autumn Moon, Emerald Lace, Fireglow, and many more. Regardless of the variety, however, all Japanese maples require the same specialized care.
Proper Care for Japanese Maple Trees
- Your tree should be planted in a shady area, away from direct sunlight and not in the direct path of harsh northwesterly winds.
- It is best to plant your tree in well-drained soil, and surround it with mulch for extra water retention and protection from cold temperatures.
- Japanese maple trees are not built for cold weather, which means that they should be covered in burlap during the winter months.
- If you are wondering when to prune your Japanese maple, the answer is early fall – in preparation for winter – as well early spring when new leaves are starting to grow.
Contact our Japanese Maple Tree Care Experts
If you live anywhere in Newmarket, Aurora, or York Region, affordable tree service for your Japanese maple is only one call away. Contact Sequoia TreeScape by phone at (416) 770-8733 or fill out our online contact form more information and/or a free estimate.