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Acer palmatum ‘Fireglow’

Japanese maple

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  • Acer palmatum ‘Fireglow’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune
  • Height3m to 3.5m
  • Spread3.5m
  • Speed of GrowthSlow
  • Growth HabitBushy round
  • Flower ColourPurple red
  • Leaf ColourBurgundy-red, scarlet red

Description

Acer palmatum ‘Fireglow’ (Japanese maple). This is a vigorous shrub with palmate leaves of burgundy-red in the summer which turn bright scarlet red in the autumn.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Shrub

Other common names

Maple

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

Grown for its habit and foliage. It is shallow rooted so suited to small gardens and containers.

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Needs

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

Cultivation

Do not allow this plant to dry out in dry weather, especially if growing in a container.

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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