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Acer palmatum ‘Butterfly’

Japanese maple

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune
  • Height3m to 2m
  • Spread1.5m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitHemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourRed
  • Leaf ColourGrey green, white-cream, pale pink, deep pink, red

Description

Acer palmatum ‘Butterfly’ (Japanese maple). This variety is an upright deciduous small tree or shrub with leaves which are 5-lobed, doubly serrate and grey-green edged with wavy margins of cream-white to pale pink. Autumn turns the foliage deeper pinks and reds.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Other common names

Maple

Origin

Japan, Korea, China

Interest and use

Ornamental, foliage

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Loamy
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Moist

Cultivation

To avoid leaf scorch, plant in a semi-shaded position, and make sure it doesn't dry out in the summer, especially if planting in a pot.

Propagation

Grafting or softwood cuttings

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids and horse chestnut scale.

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