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Acer palmatum var. heptalobum

Japanese maple

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune
  • Height4m to 5m
  • Spread4m to 6.5m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitUpright horizontal
  • Flower ColourPurple red
  • Leaf ColourMid green, orange, red

Description

Acer palmatum var. heptalobum (Japanese maple). This is a small tree with mid green, palmate leaves with mostly seven lobes per leaf, which are finely biserrate. Foliage turns shades of orange and red in the autumn.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Other common names

Maple

Origin

Japan, Korea, China

Interest and use

Ornamental, foliage Summer/Autumn interest.

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Needs

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

Cultivation

Prefers a sheltered position in semi-shade.

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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