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Acer palmatum ‘Orange Dream’

Japanese maple 'Orange Dream'

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsApril & June
  • Height3m to 3m
  • Spread2m
  • Speed of GrowthSlow
  • Growth HabitUpright round
  • Flower ColourRed
  • Leaf ColourYellow, lime green, orange-gold
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Acer palmatum ‘Orange Dream’ (Japanese maple 'Orange Dream'). This is a bushy shrub-like Acer with palmate leaves which are yellow in the spring, turning lime green in the summer and then transforming into a soft gold-orange in the autumn.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Small tree

Other common names

Japanese Maple, Maple

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

Grown for its habit and 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

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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