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Acer japonicum ‘Vitifolium’

Downy Japanese maple 'Vitifolium'

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Features

  • BloomsApril to May
  • Height5m to 4m
  • Spread5m to 4m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitOpen branched
  • Flower ColourRed
  • Leaf ColourMedium green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Acer japonicum ‘Vitifolium’ (Downy Japanese maple 'Vitifolium'). This maple has deeply lobed eaves in dark green, which turn intense shades of scarlet, orange and yellow in the autumn. Red flowers on long stems appear in spring.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

Grown for foliage interest

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile, Sandy, Loamy, Chalky
  • 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

Grafting or softwood cutting

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids, horse chestnut scale

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