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Acer japonicum ‘Aconitifolium’

Fernleaf Fullmoon maple

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Features

  • BloomsApril to May
  • Height4m to 5m
  • Spread5m to 6m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump or Mound
  • Flower ColourRed purple
  • Leaf ColourMedium green, crimson, dark purple, yellow, orange
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Acer japonicum ‘Aconitifolium’ (Fernleaf Fullmoon maple). This cultivar has medium green deeply incised leaves, resembling the genus Aconitum that will turn shades of crimson, orange, yellow and dark purple in the autumn.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Shrub or Tree

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

Grown for foliage interest.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Loamy
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

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

Propagation

Species are propagated by seed, or by grafting or simple layering in late winter or early spring, or by budding in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Leaf eating caterpillars or aphids sometimes infest plants. Also prone to scale insects, tar spot, Verticillium wilt, leaf scorch and honey fungus.

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