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Acer palmatum ‘Akegarasu’

Japanese maple

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  • Acer palmatum ‘Akegarasu’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune
  • Height3m to 3m
  • Spread1.5m
  • Growth HabitBranched oval
  • Flower ColourPurple red
  • Leaf ColourBlue green

Description

Acer palmatum ‘Akegarasu’ (Japanese maple). This Japanese Maple is an upright shrub, with deeply cut, palmate, leaves that emerge purple-red and then turn bronze-green in the summer.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Shrub or Tree

Other common names

Maple

Origin

Japan, Korea, China

Interest and use

Grown for its habit and foliage. Can be grown in containers.

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  • Acer palmatum ‘Akegarasu’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH5.1 to 6.5
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

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

Propagation

By budding or grafting

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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