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Acer pectinatum

Japanese maple

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to April
  • Height2m to 10m
  • Spread8m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitUpright round
  • Flower ColourVarious
  • Leaf ColourDark red, dark green, pale green

Description

Acer pectinatum (Japanese maple). This tree can grow up to 8 metres in height. The leaves are shallowly three-lobed with a longer central lobe. The bark is deep brown. New foliage is dark red, turning dark green with paler green undersides.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Other common names

Maple

Origin

Sikkim, India, S.W China, Myanmar, Nepal, Burma.

Interest and use

Specimen tree.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -39°C)
  • SoilClay, Fertile, Sandy, Loamy, Chalky
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Acers are fully to frost hardy and will require sun or semi-shade in fertile, well-drained soil.

Propagation

By seed, layering 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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