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Acer palmatum ‘Kasagiyama’

Kasagi yama Japanese maple

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  • Acer palmatum ‘Kasagiyama’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune
  • Height3m to 6m
  • Spread6m
  • Speed of GrowthSlow
  • Growth HabitUpright arching
  • Flower ColourPurple red
  • Leaf ColourPink, dark red, green, brick red

Description

Acer palmatum ‘Kasagiyama’ (Kasagi yama Japanese maple). This Japenese maple has dark green to black veins and deeply cut, seven-lobed leaves that emerge bright pink in the spring, growing steadily redder, with a wash of dark green, until autumn, when they turn brick red. A small, slow-growing tree with a wide-branching habit growing to approximately 6 meters in 20 years. The name Kasagi yama means 'overhanging mountain'.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Small tree

Other common names

Acer palmatum 'Kasagi Yama'

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

Grown primarily for foliage interest.

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  • Acer palmatum ‘Kasagiyama’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
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Needs

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

Cultivation

Grow this plant in well drained soil.

Propagation

By grafting

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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