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Acer palmatum ‘Villa Taranto’

Villa Taranto Japanese maple

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune
  • Height3m to 3m
  • Spread2.5m
  • Speed of GrowthSlow
  • Growth HabitUpright round
  • Flower ColourPurple red
  • Leaf ColourOrange, Deep green, red, orange-gold

Description

Acer palmatum ‘Villa Taranto’ (Villa Taranto Japanese maple). A dome-shaped tree with palmate leaves with elongated lobes which are tinted orange in spring, deep green with red flashes in the summer, turning orange-gold in the autumn. The texture of the leaves en masse is like bamboo.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Small tree

Other common names

Maple

Origin

Japan, Korea, China

Interest and use

Grown for foliage interest.

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Needs

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