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Acer micranthum

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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A rare, sought after species of maple native to Japan with green, five lobed leaves in summer which turn vivid orange and red in the autumn. Initially grows as a large shrub, it will eventually become a small, branching tree.

Acer micranthum is a very striking garden plant with a lovely habit and glorious autumn colour. Established specimens can also have an eye-catching bark.
Supplied Size: 5L containers (3-4 year old plants, 125-150 cm tall)

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Acer micranthum | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Acer micranthum | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
5 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
Soil: Well drained, slightly acid soil.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Rate of Growth: Moderate.
Habit: Acer micranthum eventually grows to be a small branching tree.
Height: 5 m (16 ft) / [up to 3 m (10 ft) after 10 years]
Spread: 4 m (13 ft) / [up to 2 m (6 ft) after 10 years]

Plant Finder: about Acer micranthum


Acer micranthum. A rare, delicate small tree or shrub with five-lobed, deeply cut leaves that turn a brilliant red and orange in autumn.


Acers are fully to frost hardy and will require sun or semi-shade in fertile, well-drained soil.

Interest and use

Foliage and bark interest.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Acer micranthum | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterMoist

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