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Acer palmatum ‘The Bishop’

Japanese maple 'The Bishop'

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  • Acer palmatum ‘The Bishop’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune
  • Height4.5m to 7.62m
  • Spread3m to 4.5m
  • Speed of GrowthSlow
  • Growth HabitUpright round
  • Flower ColourPurple red
  • Leaf ColourBurgundy, bronze, crimson

Description

Acer palmatum ‘The Bishop’ (Japanese maple 'The Bishop'). This is a vigorous, upright tree with spring foliage emerging burgundy, turning bronze in summer and then bright crimson red in the autumn. Leaves are palmate and very finely serrate.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Small tree

Other common names

Maple

Origin

Maryland, USA

Interest and use

Grown mainly for foliage interest.

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  • Acer palmatum ‘The Bishop’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
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Needs

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

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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