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Botanical name: Acer palmatum 'Katsura'
Other names: Japanese maple 'Katsura'
Variety or cultivar: 'Katsura' _ 'Katsura' is a small deciduous tree or shrub with palmately lobed leaves pale orange in spring, yellow in summer, with hues of both colours and pink in autumn.
Acer palmatum 'Katsura' is: Deciduous
Foliage: Orange in Spring; Yellow in Summer; Pink in Autumn
Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Specific diseases: Verticillium wilt
Pruning: Can be kept dwarf or as a bonsai.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Grafting, Softwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...
Acer palmatum 'Katsura' (Japanese maple 'Katsura') will reach a height of 6m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 years.
Suggested uses: Containers, Low Maintenance, City, Architectural, Rock, Foliage only
Cultivation: Grow in moist but well-drained, acid or neutral soil. Foliage colour is best in part shade, although full sun can be tolerated. Leaf scorch can be caused by dry soil or excessive exposure to frost, sun or wind when leaves are young.
|This plant likes...||Garden match|
|Soil types:||Clay, Loamy, Sandy|
|Soil drainage:||Well-drained, Moist but well-drained|
|Soil pH:||Acid, Neutral|
|Light:||Partial Shade, Full Sun|
|Aspect:||South, East, West|
Discuss Acer palmatum 'Katsura' (Japanese maple 'Katsura') with other Shoot members.
Was wondering if I have an issue with my Acer as it has yet to come into leaf.
It is planted in a clay heavy solid, but there is near by planting in relatively loose soil allowing a degree of drainage (albeit not a lot).
The red branch tips seem to be soft and pliable, but further down the branch it seems more woody and a more grey colour.
Not sure as to if the tree is fed up with the weather or if it has a real issue.
Some of the leaf tips on my newly purchased acer have turned black - what should I do?
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