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Acer palmatum ‘Shirazz’

Japanese maple 'Shirazz'

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  • Acer palmatum ‘Shirazz’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune
  • Height3m to 4.5m
  • Spread4.5m
  • Speed of GrowthSlow
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Flower ColourRed
  • Leaf ColourBright pink, pale pink, red, cream, dark green

Description

Acer palmatum ‘Shirazz’ (Japanese maple 'Shirazz'). This is a shrubby Acer with striking variegation. In the spring, the deeply lobed, irregularly serrated leaves are cherry red, not unlike the colour of Shiraz wine. In the summer they are dark green and cream edged, with hints of pink. In the autumn, the cream margins turn bright mid pink and the leaves gradually turn deep cherry red. Red flowers are produced in late spring.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Shrub

Other common names

Gwen's Rose Delight

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

Grown for foliage interest

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  • Acer palmatum ‘Shirazz’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • 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 or softwood cutting

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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