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Acer palmatum ‘Chitoseyama’

Japanese maple 'Chitose-yama'

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune
  • Height1m to 2.5m
  • Spread1.25m to 2.5m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourPurple
  • Leaf ColourMid green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Acer palmatum ‘Chitoseyama’ (Japanese maple 'Chitose-yama'). Also known as Acer palmatum 'Chitoseyama Red' and Acer palmatum 'Chitose-yama'. This variety is shrub like, with a mounding habit. The leaves have 7 tapering lobes and are deeply divided. They emerge light red, turning bronze-green, before transforming into bright scarlet in the autumn.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Shrub

Other common names

Maple

Origin

Japan, Korea, China

Interest and use

Ornamental, foliage

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Sandy, Loamy, Chalky
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

It will prefer warmer climates than most other maples. It will need shade and shelter or the leaves may shrivel.

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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