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Acer palmatum ‘Atropurpureum’

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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Grown for its attractive foliage, Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum' has deeply divided dark purple leaves which turn shades of red in autumn before falling.

A pleasent and reliable small garden tree, Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum' has a elegant, branching habit once established. Can also be grown very sucessfully in a large container if required.
Supplied Size: 5L containers (three to four year old plants, 100 - 125 cm tall)

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Acer palmatum ‘Atropurpureum’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
10 litres

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Plant Finder: about Acer palmatum ‘Atropurpureum’

Common names

Japanese maple, Maple


Acer palmatum ‘Atropurpureum’ (Japanese maple). The most popular cultivar of Japanese Maple is ‘Atropurpureum’, which is dense and spreading, with dark purple spring foliage giving way to paler olive-purple in summer and bright scarlet tones in autumn.


It will prefer warmer climates than most other maples. It will need shade and shelter or the leaves may shrivel.

Interest and use

Ornamental, foliage. Summer interest.

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  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
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