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Acer palmatum ‘Shikageori-nishiki’

Japanese maple

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune
  • Height3m to 4m
  • Speed of GrowthSlow
  • Growth HabitUpright arching
  • Flower ColourPurple red
  • Leaf ColourGreen, purple-red, rust brown, orange

Description

Acer palmatum ‘Shikageori-nishiki’ (Japanese maple). Also known as palmatum (Matsumurae Group) 'Shikageori-nishiki' and 'Shikage ori nishiki'. In spring, the new foliage of this tree is green, turning purple-red to rust brown in the summer. In the autumn,the palmate leaves turn a brighter orange.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Other common names

Maple

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

Grown for its foliage interest

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Loamy
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterWet to moist

Cultivation

It will prefer warmer climates than most other maples. It will need shade and shelter or the leaves may shrivel.

Propagation

By grafting or softwood cuttings

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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