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Acer palmatum ‘Sherwood Flame’

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to April
  • Height2m to 5m
  • Spread5m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitUpright hemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourVarious
  • Leaf ColourBurgundy to deep red

Description

Acer palmatum ‘Sherwood Flame’. This plant was selected by Will Curtis of Sherwood, Oregon from a seedling of 'Burgundy Lace'. It has deeply serrated burgundy to red leaves, turning deep red in autumn and a slightly weeping habit.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

U.S.A.

Interest and use

A good container shrub. Grown for habit and foliage 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

Shelter from cold 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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