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Acer micranthum

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to April
  • Height2m to 5m
  • Spread4m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitUpright oval
  • Flower ColourVarious
  • Leaf ColourDark green, turning bright red and orange
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Acer micranthum. A rare, delicate small tree or shrub with five-lobed, deeply cut leaves that turn a brilliant red and orange in autumn.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Tree

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

Foliage and bark interest.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Acers are fully to frost hardy and will require sun or semi-shade in fertile, well-drained soil.

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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