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Acer palmatum ‘Katsura’

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to April
  • Height2m to 4m
  • Spread4m
  • Growth HabitUpright oval
  • Flower ColourVarious
  • Leaf ColourYellow-orange and pink turning green, turning bright orange.
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Acer palmatum ‘Katsura’. 'Katsura' is a deciduous shrub with 5 to 7-lobed leaves which are yellow-orange with pink margins in the spring, becoming green in summer and turning bright orange in autumn.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

Grown mainly for spring foliage interest, but also attractive autumn colour.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Rich
  • 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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