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Acer palmatum ‘Azuma Murasaki’

Azuma Murasaki Japanese maple

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune
  • Height4.5m to 5.5m
  • Spread3.6m to 5m
  • Speed of GrowthSlow
  • Growth HabitUpright arching
  • Flower ColourPurple red
  • Leaf ColourYellow-orange, deep green, burgundy, crimson

Description

Acer palmatum ‘Azuma Murasaki’ (Azuma Murasaki Japanese maple). This Japanese Maple has distinctive 7-9 lobed, deeply divided, palmate, serrate leaves which are narrowly pointed and slightly curved. Foliage emerges yellow-orange, turning deep green washed with burgundy and then bright crimson. The name means 'Purple of the East'. Fruit (winged samara) and leaf stems are bright crimson.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Small tree

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

Grown for its foliage interest and habit.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Loamy
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Moist

Cultivation

Grow in dappled shade and keep moist, especially if growing in a container.

Propagation

By grafting or budding

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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