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Acer shirasawanum ‘Junihitoe’

Junihitoe Full Moon Maple

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  • Acer shirasawanum ‘Junihitoe’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
  • Acer shirasawanum ‘Junihitoe’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017

Features

  • BloomsMarch to April
  • Height8m to 3m
  • Spread2.5m
  • Growth HabitUpright round
  • Flower ColourPurple-red
  • Leaf ColourLime green, orange

Description

Acer shirasawanum ‘Junihitoe’ (Junihitoe Full Moon Maple). This is a small tree with an upright habit and almost circular palmate leaves which emerge lime green, turning deep green and then bright orange in the autumn. Flowers and immature winged fruit are both red and held above the leaves.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Small tree

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

Grown for its habit and foliage. A good container plant and also grown as Bonsai.

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  • Acer shirasawanum ‘Junihitoe’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
  • Acer shirasawanum ‘Junihitoe’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017

Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Moist

Cultivation

You will need to grow this plant in fertile, moist well-drained soil, in sun or partial shade.

Propagation

By grafting

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for scale insects, aphids or mites

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