Japanese Maple Tree Cost

Japanese Maple Tree Cost

The Japanese Maple is truly a standout in any garden. With an assortment of shapes, forms, and colors to choose from, the tree will turn heads during those fall months when its leaves change into red or green hues.

How much does a Japanese Maple tree cost?

The Japanese Maple tree cost will be dependent on factors such as its size, where you purchase it from, and its exact variety. The actual price of the Japanese Maple tree will be somewhere between just $25 for a one-gallon container to over $1,000 for a tree that is eight feet tall.

You can check out the table we made below, to get an idea of the general costs of different species of popular Japanese maple trees available:

Variety Average Price
Bloodgood Japanese Maple $40 for 3-gallon
$85 for 2-3 foot tree
$105 for a 3-4 foot tree
$400 for a 6-foot tree
$700 for an 8-foot tree
$1,100 for a 10-foot tree
Aratama Maple $90 for a 2-gallon tree
Boskoop Glory Maple $90 for a 2-gallon tree
Bonfire Japanese Maple $90 for a 2-gallon tree
Butterfly Japanese Maple $75 for a 2-3 foot tree
$95 for a 3-4 foot tree
Burgundy Lace Japanese Maple $60 for a 4-foot tree
$125 for a 6-foot tree
$750 for a 9-foot tree
Crimson Queen Japanese Maple $30 for 1-2 foot tree
$80 for 2-3 foot tree
$140 for a 4-5 foot tree
Coral Bark Japanese Maple $75 for a 2-3 foot tree
$95 for a 3-4 foot tree
$125 for a 4-5 foot tree
$600 for an 8-foot tree
Emperor Japanese Maple $70 for a 2-3 foot tree
$100 for a 3-4 foot tree
Ed Wood Full Moon Japanese Maple $85 for a 2-3 foot tree
$100 for a 3-4 foot tree
Fireglow Japanese Maple $200 for a 7-foot tree
Ever Red Japanese Maple $40 for a 3-gallon tree
Green Cascade Japanese Maple $90 for a 2-gallon tree
Garnet Japanese Maple $40 for a 3-gallon tree
Koto No Ito Japanese Maple $100 for a 2-3 foot tree
Kiyohime $110 for a 2-3 foot tree
Lion’s Head Japanese Maple $40 for a 1-gallon
$80 for a 2-3 foot tree
$100 for a 3-4 foot tree
Lace Leaf Japanese Maple $85 for a 5-gallon tree
Moonfire Japanese Maple $150 for a 5-gallon tree
Mikawa Yatsubusa $90 for a 1-2 foot tree
Osakazuki Japanese Maple $115 for a 3-4 foot tree
Orangeola Japanese Maple $80 for a 2-3 foot tree
Red Japanese Maple  – $25 for a 1-gallon
Purple Ghost $150 for a 3-4 foot tree
Ryusen Japanese Maple $80 for a 3-4 foot tree
Red Select Japanese Maple $40 for a 3-gallon tree
Shaina Japanese Maple $80 for a 3-gallon tree
Seiryu Japanese Maple $80 for a 4-5 foot tree
Viridis Japanese Maple $40 for a 3-gallon tree
Shishigashira Lions Head $40 for a 1-gallon tree
$80 for a 2-3 foot tree
$100 for a 3-4 foot tree
Tamukeyama Japanese Maple $85 for a 2-3 foot tree
Sherwood Flame Maple $50 for a 1-gallon tree

Lowe’s sells a 3.25-gallon red Japanese Maple tree for less than $20, which is quite affordable given its size and vibrant coloration.

You might also like our articles about the cost of bonsai trees, palm trees, or Christmas trees.

In the Amazon Marketplace, many highly-rated trees range from $30 for a one to two-foot tall Japanese Red Maple to $40+ for a floating cloud Japanese Maple.
Mature maple tree seeds can cost between $2 and $4 per 20-pack depending on the variety of Japanese maple you are looking at buying.

Japanese Maple tree details

If you want to buy Japanese maple trees, then you should know that with over a thousand different varieties, most are quite similar. Some rare species may appeal to collectors more, though; for instance, the leaf form can range from larger-than-average leaves with varied sizes to smaller divided foliage; a difference will also be the tree form, some having more upright branches like normal trees, in an almost perfect circle, where others have horizontal hanging branches and shorter heights reaching a maximum of 5 feet.

It’s easy to see why these beauties have been so popular for centuries. Depending on the variety, some can grow into a small tree, while others might grow as tall as 20 feet; they may be upright, cascading, or pendulous in form with most of them producing red or green leaves during fall and leaves of a multitude of colors during springtime.

You can grow these trees in a container when they are young or have them planted in a garden or in your backyard just like any other tree. Compared to other types of plants, you will find that there are fewer pest and disease problems associated with this type of tree, which makes growing your own Japanese Maple tree easy.

Any additional expenses to consider?

Big Japanese MaplesIf you’re planning on doing the planting yourself, it’s essential to amend your soil before planting in order for new plants to grow at a healthy rate. Whatever type of soil you may be using, always make sure that when amending it with organic material such as garden compost or manure, it is in enough amounts, usually around three inches thick – creating an environment where roots can flourish and have plenty of support so they don’t dry out quickly.

Planting trees in containers can be tricky. You have to make sure there are enough drainage holes, and that the tree doesn’t get overwatered or over-fertilized. It also needs well-drained soil so it isn’t sitting in water for too long. Japanese Maples need some afternoon shade when they’re young, but you’ll also want them out of direct sunlight as they grow because their leaves turn yellow when kept in the sun for too long. They also require protection from strong winds and frosty weather conditions while being able to thrive through drought periods.

You can expect nurseries to add a delivery fee to your bill, especially if they have a minimum spending requirement that you won’t meet. Delivery charges can start at $50 and increase depending on how far away they are from your location.

One cost to consider when getting a tree planted is the cost of hiring someone for this task. If you need help with planting your new purchase, it could be anywhere from $50-$100 per tree (but if you need to plant more than one tree, then this cost can go down considerably).

Growing Japanese maples

Japanese Maple trees can be found around the world, but they thrive best in climates with minimal evening heat. Refer to this care guide so that you know which environment your tree will like the most.

The autumn months before winter are the best time to plant your Japanese Maple. If you have a cascading form, it is recommended that you stake them due to their tendency of toppling over in windy weather and land on other trees and electrical wires in close proximity.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Japanese Maples hard to grow?

Experts say that although they still need proper attention and care, Japanese Maples are adaptable and tough trees. As long as you follow some general care rules related to each particular variety, you should have no problems growing your trees.

How fast do Japanese Maples grow?

The Japanese Maple growth rate will depend on certain factors like the growing conditions, its location, the specific variety, and the care you put into it. You should expect most Japanese Maples to grow at a moderate rate, reaching a firm and established adulthood in two to three years.

Do Japanese Maples like sun or shade?

You can grow your Japanese Maples in partial shade or full sun. If you choose a more shaded area for planting, however, the foliage floors will be more vivid and vibrant. Look for areas that receive around 4 to 8 hours per day of sunlight. If you live in a hotter climate, look for afternoon shade as a way of protecting the tree from harsh sunrays.

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