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Acer palmatum ‘Shin-nyo’ PBR

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to April
  • Height2m to 5m
  • Spread3m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitUpright hemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourVarious
  • Leaf ColourGreen, turning orange, yellow and red

Description

Acer palmatum ‘Shin-nyo’ PBR. In the spring, the leaves of 'Shin nyo' are green with red stems. The autumn colour of the leaves are a mixture orange, yellow and red. The orange-red bark provides winter interest.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Small tree or Large shrub

Origin

Europe, N. Africa, Asia and Americas.

In Latin, the word 'acer' means hard or sharp. Maple wood was used by the Romans to make lances.

Interest and use

Autumn and winter interest

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Needs

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

Cultivation

Protect 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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