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Acer palmatum ‘Garnet’

Japanese maple 'Garnet'

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune
  • Height1m to 1.5m
  • Spread1.5m to 2.5m
  • Speed of GrowthSlow
  • Growth HabitBushy round
  • Flower ColourBurgundy
  • Leaf ColourBrown-red, crimson-burgundy
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Acer palmatum ‘Garnet’ (Japanese maple 'Garnet'). This is a medium sized shrub with deeply dissected lobed leaves, often with seven lobes per leaf. The colour is brown-red through the summer, becoming more crimson in the autumn. Burgundy flowers are produced in the spring, which turn into bright red winged fruit.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Shrub

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

Grown for its habit and foliage.

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Needs

  • LightPart 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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