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Acer palmatum ‘Dissectum Atropurpureum’

purple cut-leaved Japanese maple

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune
  • Height0.6m to 2m
  • Spread1.25m to 1.6m
  • Speed of GrowthVery slow
  • Growth HabitArching bushy
  • Flower ColourRed-purple
  • Leaf ColourBronze, purple, red, orange, yellow

Description

Acer palmatum ‘Dissectum Atropurpureum’ (purple cut-leaved Japanese maple). Also known as Acer palmatum 'Ornatum'. This cultivar is a deciduous shrub or small tree with a mounding habit and deeply divided bronze-purple leaves which turn bright red, orange or yellow in the autumn. Flowers are red-purple.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

Japan, Korea, China

Interest and use

Ornamental, foliage, rock gardens. Summer interest.

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  • Acer palmatum ‘Dissectum Atropurpureum’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
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  • Acer palmatum ‘Dissectum Atropurpureum’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Sandy, Loamy, Chalky
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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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