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Acer palmatum ‘Mure Hibari’

Japanese maple 'Mure Hibari'

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  • Acer palmatum ‘Mure Hibari’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
  • Acer palmatum ‘Mure Hibari’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017

Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune
  • Height4.5m to 5.5m
  • Spread4.5m to 5.5m
  • Speed of GrowthSlow
  • Growth HabitBushy round
  • Flower ColourPurple red
  • Leaf ColourBright green, orange, yellow, red, crimson.

Description

Acer palmatum ‘Mure Hibari’ (Japanese maple 'Mure Hibari'). This is a rounded shrub with and open-branched habit. It has deeply cut, seven-lobed leaves which are noticeably toothed. In summer the foliage is bright green and it turns shades of red, crimson, orange and yellow in the autumn.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Shrub

Other common names

Maple

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

Grown for both habit and foliage interest.

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  • Acer palmatum ‘Mure Hibari’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
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Needs

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

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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