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Acer palmatum ‘Beni Kagami’

Japanese maple

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune
  • Height3m to 8m
  • Spread8m
  • Speed of GrowthSlow
  • Growth HabitArching bushy
  • Flower ColourPurple red
  • Leaf ColourGreen, red-purple

Description

Acer palmatum ‘Beni Kagami’ (Japanese maple). This Japanese maple has pendent branches and very deeply cut, widely spreading 5-lobed, leaves. Its habit ranges from shrub-like to spreading and pendulous and it can grow up to 8m in height. The young foliage is dark red. Petioles (leaf stems) and winged fruit are bright crimson. The name means 'Red Mirror'.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Shrub or Tree

Other common names

Maple

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

Grown for its habit and foliage interest.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part 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

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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