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Acer palmatum ‘Beni-Maiko’

Japanese maple 'Beni-Maiko'

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune
  • Height3m to 2.5m
  • Spread2.5m
  • Speed of GrowthSlow
  • Growth HabitUpright arching
  • Flower ColourPurple red
  • Leaf ColourRed, pink, bright green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Acer palmatum ‘Beni-Maiko’ (Japanese maple 'Beni-Maiko'). This is a dwarf Acer with slightly crinkled and faintly mottled, serrated palmate leaves with six lobes. The spring colour is bright red to red-pink, turning bright green in summer. In the autumn is goes bright red.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Small tree

Other common names

Maple

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

Grown for its foliage interest.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Loamy, Chalky
  • 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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