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Acer palmatum ‘Deshojo’

Deshojo Maple

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune
  • Height3m to 2.5m
  • Spread2.5m
  • Growth HabitUpright arching
  • Flower ColourPurple red
  • Leaf ColourSalmon-pink, mid green, bright red

Description

Acer palmatum ‘Deshojo’ (Deshojo Maple). This Japanese Acer is a small, upright arching tree, with palmately-lobed salmon-pink leaves emerging in the spring, turning mid green in the summer and then bright red in the autumn. This plant belongs to the shojo group of cultivars which means 'red-faced monkey'.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Shrub or Tree

Other common names

Maple

Origin

Japan.

Interest and use

Grown for its habit and for foliage form and colour. A popular Bonsai plant.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • 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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