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Acer palmatum ‘Kagero’

Kagero Japanese Maple

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune
  • Height3m to 3.65m
  • Spread3.65m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitUpright round
  • Flower ColourPurple red
  • Leaf ColourGreen, yellow

Description

Acer palmatum ‘Kagero’ (Kagero Japanese Maple). This is an upright, rounded, small tree with seven-lobed leaves which are irregularly variegated with yellow. Foliage turns a golden yellow in the autumn.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Small tree

Origin

Japan

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

Grow in a sheltered position.

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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