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Acer palmatum ‘Beni Schichihenge’

Variegated Japanese maple

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune
  • Height3m to 2m
  • Spread1.8m
  • Speed of GrowthSlow
  • Growth HabitUpright arching
  • Flower ColourPurple red
  • Leaf ColourWhite, blue-green, crimson, orange, pink

Description

Acer palmatum ‘Beni Schichihenge’ (Variegated Japanese maple). This Japanese Maple has striking variegation with white-edged, blue-green leaves in summer, with splashes of pink and orange, turning more orange and golden yellow in the autumn. The leaves are palmate, deeply divided and irregularly serrate. The name means 'red and changeful'.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Small tree

Origin

Japan. Introduced in 1967.

Interest and use

Grown for foliage interest and habit. Specimen.

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Needs

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

Cultivation

Protect from high winds.

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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