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Acer palmatum ‘Osakazuki’

Japanese maple

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune
  • Height2.5m to 4m
  • Spread2.5m to 4m
  • Speed of GrowthSlow
  • Growth HabitUpright arching
  • Flower ColourRed
  • Leaf ColourDark green, red, orange
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Acer palmatum ‘Osakazuki’ (Japanese maple). This is a large, rounded shrub producing large, deeply cut, seven-lobed dark green leaves, which turn bright red and orange in the autumn. Small red flowers arrive in mid spring, turning into small red winged fruit in the autumn.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Large shrub

Other common names

Maple

Origin

Japan, Korea, China

Interest and use

Ornamental, foliage

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Sandy, Loamy, Chalky
  • 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

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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