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Acer palmatum var. dissectum ‘Ornatum’

Japanese maple

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune
  • Height3m to 3m
  • Spread4m
  • Speed of GrowthSlow
  • Growth HabitUpright round
  • Flower ColourPurple red
  • Leaf ColourBronze-red, green, orange-red

Description

Acer palmatum var. dissectum ‘Ornatum’ (Japanese maple). The lace-like leaves of this small, rounded, upright tree are incised nearly to the base, with 5-9-pinnatisect lobes which are deeply serrate. This variety is usually vigorous in habit. Leaves have white markings and emerge bronze-red, turn green in summer and to orange-red in the autumn. As the tree matures, the branches become curly and twisted.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Small tree

Origin

Japan, Korea, China

Interest and use

Grown for its habit and foliage.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Not suitable for containers

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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