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Acer palmatum ‘Atropurpureum’

Japanese maple

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune
  • Height2m to 4m
  • Spread4m to 5m
  • Growth HabitHemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourRed-purple
  • Leaf ColourRed shades

Description

Acer palmatum ‘Atropurpureum’ (Japanese maple). The most popular cultivar of Japanese Maple is ‘Atropurpureum’, which is dense and spreading, with dark purple spring foliage giving way to paler olive-purple in summer and bright scarlet tones in autumn.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Other common names

Maple

Origin

Japan, Korea, China

Interest and use

Ornamental, foliage. Summer interest.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • 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

It usually comes true from seed.

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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