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Acer palmatum ‘Peaches and Cream’

Japanese maple 'Peaches and Cream'

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune
  • Height3m to 2.5m
  • Spread2.5m
  • Speed of GrowthSlow
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Flower ColourPurple red
  • Leaf ColourPale pink, cream, pale green, pale orange-gold.

Description

Acer palmatum ‘Peaches and Cream’ (Japanese maple 'Peaches and Cream'). The name of this slow-growing, wide-spreading tree comes from its spring colouring, which is cream with pale pink. The summer foliage is cream with pale green veins. Leaves are deeply cut and serrate with pointed lobes and their wavey edges make them look a little 'spidery'. In the autumn they turn soft pastel shades of gold and orange.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Large shrub

Other common names

Maple

Origin

This cultivar is from a seedling of 'Reticulatum' which was discovered in 1980 at Yamina Rare Plants, Australia.

Interest and use

Grown for its foliage interest and habit.

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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 semi-shaded and sheltered position.

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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