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Acer palmatum

Japanese maple

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune
  • Height3m to 12m
  • Spread4m to 8m
  • Growth HabitBranched oval
  • Flower ColourPurple red
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Acer palmatum (Japanese maple). This tree grows in different forms, from a low mound to a broad round-headed tree. In the autumn the leaves will turn a brilliant red, orange or yellow; they are 5 to 10cms long and may have 5 to 10 lobes. This species is resistant to oak-root fungus. Pruning is not really needed because of its natural branching growth pattern. It can be grown as a mound or even planted in a container.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Origin

Japan, Korea, China

Interest and use

Ornamental, foliage, specimen with good autumn colour.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

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

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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