Invasive Plant Factsheet: Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum)

This native of Japan, Korea, and China was introduced in the early 1800s and is currently a favored ornamental specimen plant. Due to its prolific seeding, this tree can escape from cultivation and spread into forests and along roadsides and streams. It is listed as a problem plant by the Mid-Atlantic Exotic Pest Plant Council and is reported as invasive in nearby Rock Creek National Park.

2020 Invasive Plant Factsheet: Print Version (Legal Size): Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum)

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