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Acer palmatum ‘Beni Shidare’

Japanese maple

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune
  • Height3m to 4.5m
  • Spread6m
  • Speed of GrowthSlow
  • Growth HabitUpright weeping
  • Flower ColourPurple red
  • Leaf ColourBurgundy, bronze, dark green, bright red

Description

Acer palmatum ‘Beni Shidare’ (Japanese maple). This Maple has a weeping form, with deeply incised leaves with long lobes, giving a spidery appearance. Foliage starts deep burgundy and turns bronze, then dark green in the summer before turning a bright red in the autumn. The name means 'red cascading'.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Small tree

Other common names

Maple

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

Grown for its weeping habit and foliage interest.

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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

Cultivation

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

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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