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Acer palmatum ‘Kinran’

Japanese maple

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune
  • Height3m to 2.3m
  • Spread1.2m
  • Speed of GrowthSlow
  • Growth HabitPendant
  • Flower ColourRed
  • Leaf ColourDeep red-purple

Description

Acer palmatum ‘Kinran’ (Japanese maple). The name of this Japanese maple means 'woven with gold strings' and refers to the golden colour of the autumn foliage, with its red highlights, which could be said to resemble brocade. It has a weeping habit and seven-lobed leaves, divided to the base, which unfurl red-purple with bright green mid veins.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Other common names

Maple

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

Grown for its foliage and habit. Suitable for containers and grown as Bonsai.

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Needs

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

Cultivation

It will prefer warmer climates than most other maples. It will need shade and shelter or the leaves may shrivel.

Propagation

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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