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Acer palmatum ‘Iijima Sunago’

Iijima Sunago Japanese maple

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune
  • Height3m to 10m
  • Spread4.6m to 6m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitUpright round
  • Flower ColourPurple red
  • Leaf ColourOrange-red, green, burgundy-brown, orange-yellow

Description

Acer palmatum ‘Iijima Sunago’ (Iijima Sunago Japanese maple). This is an upright, small tree with green bark and large leaves which have seven to nine lobes. The leaves emerge orange-red and turn deep burgundy-brown with tiny green spots. In the autumn, the leaves turn bright orange to yellow. Sunago means 'dusted'.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Other common names

Maple

Origin

Japan. First listed in 1882.

Interest and use

Grown for its foliage interest. Also grown as a Bonsai plant.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Humus-rich, Loamy
  • 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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