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Acer palmatum ‘Butterfly’

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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A dainty maple with eye-catching spring foliage, Acer palmatum 'Butterfly' has fine, light green leaves edged with pink and white variegation. The leaves turn shades of orange and red in autumn.

Acer palmatum 'Butterfly' is fairly slow growing and grows best in light, dappled or partial shade, as the leaves can scorch in summer full sun.

Supplied Size: 3L containers (two to three year old plants, 40 - 60 cm tall)

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

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Plant Finder: about Acer palmatum ‘Butterfly’

Common names

Japanese maple, Maple


Acer palmatum ‘Butterfly’ (Japanese maple). This variety is an upright deciduous small tree or shrub with leaves which are 5-lobed, doubly serrate and grey-green edged with wavy margins of cream-white to pale pink. Autumn turns the foliage deeper pinks and reds.


To avoid leaf scorch, plant in a semi-shaded position, and make sure it doesn't dry out in the summer, especially if planting in a pot.

Interest and use

Ornamental, foliage

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Acer palmatum ‘Butterfly’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Loamy
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Moist

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Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
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