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"Referred by garden designer Charlotte Rowe. Very impressed...will get out into the garden this week!"

– Kate , Amersham, Buckinghamshire

Acer palmatum 'Omurayama' (Japanese maple 'Omurayama')

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1 hour care
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Time to maturity
10-20 years
To maturity

Botanical name: Acer palmatum 'Omurayama'

Other names: Japanese maple 'Omurayama', Japanese maple 'Omure Yama', Japanese maple 'Omureyama'

Genus: Acer

Variety or Cultivar: 'Omurayama' _ 'Omurayama' is a mid sized, round headed, deciduous tree or shrub with deeply divided, palmately lobed leaves that are orange-green in spring, turning bright green then crimson-gold in autumn with red winged fruit.

Acer palmatum 'Omurayama' is: Deciduous

Flower: Red in Spring

Foliage: Flushed green, Orange in Spring; Bright-green in Summer; Crimson, Gold in Autumn

Tree shape: Round headed

Watch out for

Specific pests: Aphids

Specific diseases: Verticillium wilt

General care

Propagation methods: Grafting, Softwood cuttings. REGISTER to

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Acer palmatum 'Omurayama' (Japanese maple 'Omurayama') will reach a height of 4m 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.

Soil type: Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH: Neutral, Acid

Light: Partial Shade

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

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