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Acer palmatum ‘Burgundy Lace’

Japanese maple 'Burgundy Lace'

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  • Acer palmatum ‘Burgundy Lace’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
  • Acer palmatum ‘Burgundy Lace’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017

Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune
  • Height2m to 5.4m
  • Spread2m to 5.4m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitArching bushy
  • Flower ColourPurple red
  • Leaf ColourBurgundy, bright red
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Acer palmatum ‘Burgundy Lace’ (Japanese maple 'Burgundy Lace'). This Acer is a medium-sized, spreading shrub with very deeply cut, 7-lobed, very serrate leaves which are burgundy. In autumn the leaves turn bright red. Twigs are green.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Shrub

Origin

'Burgundy Lace' was introduced to the market in 1958 by Vermeulen & Sons in New Jersey.

Interest and use

Grown for its habit and foliage interest.

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  • Acer palmatum ‘Burgundy Lace’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy, Loamy
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Leaf colour is best in semi-shade. This plant does not tolerate dry conditions so water frequently, especially if growing in a container.

Propagation

By softwood cuttings or grafting.

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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