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Acer palmatum ‘Masukagami’

Japanese maple 'Masu Kagami'

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  • Acer palmatum ‘Masukagami’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
  • Acer palmatum ‘Masukagami’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017

Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune
  • Height3m to 2.1m
  • Spread1.2m
  • Speed of GrowthSlow
  • Growth HabitUpright arching
  • Flower ColourPurple red
  • Leaf ColourPink-bronze, mid green, bright red

Description

Acer palmatum ‘Masukagami’ (Japanese maple 'Masu Kagami'). Pink-bronze leaves with long, irregularly serrated lobes emerge in the spring, turning to mid green in the summer, and then bright red in the autumn.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Small tree

Other common names

Acer palmatum 'Masu Kagami'

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

Grown for its foliage and habit.

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  • Acer palmatum ‘Masukagami’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Loamy
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Grow in a sheltered, semi-shaded 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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