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Acer palmatum ‘Ornatum’

Japanese maple

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune
  • Height3m to 0.75m
  • Spread1.5m
  • Speed of GrowthSlow
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourRed-purple
  • Leaf ColourBronze-red, bright red, orange, yellow.

Description

Acer palmatum ‘Ornatum’ (Japanese maple). Also known as Acer palmatum 'Dissectum Atropurpureum'. This shrub has a mounding form with deeply divided foliage in shades of bronze red. In the autumn the foliage turns bright red, orange and yellow.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Shrub

Other common names

Maple

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

Grown for its habit and for the colour and form of its foliage.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • 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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