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Acer palmatum ‘Mama’

Japanese maple

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune
  • Height3m to 4.5m
  • Spread1.2m to 2.4m
  • Speed of GrowthSlow
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Flower ColourPurple red
  • Leaf ColourMid green, orange, gold

Description

Acer palmatum ‘Mama’ (Japanese maple). This is an unusual bushy dwarf Acer with leaves of varying shapes. The leaves are mid green on long red-purple twigs and turn orange and gold in the autumn.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Shrub or Small tree

Other common names

Maple

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

Grown for foliage interest.

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Needs

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

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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