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Acer Palmatum

Message from Owen Breen

In forum: General

That may be entirely correct, however, before you move the plant consider this. My Acer P. A. is west facing and had the same problem. It seems to be guaranteed with this tree, I have never seen one that does not appear like that at some stage. I know that the roots are very susceptible, especially at planting and times of moving the plant, so I would be tempted to take no action as undue disturbance to the roots can be fatal.

  • Posted: Mon. 6th July 2009 12:32

Help with my Acer

Question from Michelle Lewis

In forum: General

Please can someone help i have an Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum' and the leaves look all burnt, it looks as though it has been watered whilst in the sun but i know it has not please can someone advise

  • Posted: Sun. 5th July 2009 19:41

A for Acer Palmatums

Comment from Laura Thomas

In forum: My Favourite Plant

As a genus my current passion is for Japanese Acers - I have two and bought them together because I could not choose between them.

I love the lush-green and upright habit of 'Sei-Ryu' (Green Dragon or Holy Dragon) whilst the delicate pink leaved 'Ukigumo' lives up to its name of 'heavenly cloud'

Both are planted in containers in sheltered shady areas - Ukigumo acer is particularly prone to scorch given its pale leaves.

  • Posted: Fri. 3rd July 2009 10:21

acer alternative?

Comment from Mark Pumphrey

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

The alterative to Acer palmatum 'Dissectum' is a tricky one. Initially I considered a Sambucus 'Tenuifolia' which is reasonably tough, but like most fine leafed plants it dislikes strong wind which will burn it's leaves. It also is not too happy on a very dry soil. I have used Acer 'Dissectum' in dry conditions, but as a alternative consider usig a Dwarf mountain Pinus mugo 'Pumilo' is reasonable as it will not become too big. Whilst not a Japanese plant it does infer a bonsai feel to the scheme and should work for you.

Mark Pumphrey MSGD

  • Posted: Thu. 4th June 2009 18:26

an alternative plant for a Acer Palmatum Dissectum please?

Question from Sophie Dixon

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

Hi, could the panel suggested an alternative plant for a Acer Palmatum Dissectum? I have just helped out a friend with her garden, and she was insistent on having this plant -- however, the site is too hot, and not really sheltered enough either. We did try the Acer, but it hasn't worked out well, and, to be honest, I don't think she has the time or dedication to mollycoddle anything.
However, apart from the issues with the site, the characteristics of this plant are ideal. It is to form the central plant in a small raised bed (which is just 1 m deep, but 5 m long). The raised bed is about a metre high, and we want the plant to weep over the side. Ideally we're looking for a plant with good foliage, preferably green (and ideally not grey), to contrast with Sambucus nigra eva, dark and apricot heucheras, hakonechloa, nandina domestica firepower, bergenias, euonymus Silver Queen etc. The garden is gravelled, and has a slightly Japanese feel, with foliage and plant shapes being more important than flowers (though there are some flowers, in apricots, blues, purples and whites). This plant should have as much interest as possible throughout the year, as it is kind of the specimen plant, it can be as high as 1 m, and approximately 1 m in spread as well.
Many thanks for anything you can suggest.

  • Posted: Wed. 3rd June 2009 11:26

native/non native

Message from David Sewell

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

Fair play to you Fi,
I don't think you're being a hypocrite - as far as I'm aware Acer palmatum hasn't hybridised with Acer campestre yet! Fairly evidently most garden plants aren't a threat to our native species and long may it stay that way.
As long as people like you are active and vocal and interested in issues like this then I think these vulnerable species do have a future. keep it up!
All best,

  • Posted: Wed. 6th May 2009 19:36

Acer palmatum 'Ukigumo'

Comment from Laura Thomas

In forum: Acer palmatum 'Ukigumo'

This is a very unusual and beautiful variegated Japanese maple - Ukigomo translates as 'Floating Cloud' which aptly reflects the nearly all white leaves. Young leaves are pink tinged giving the impression of blossom whilst mature leaves are dotted with vivid green.
This is an Acer best kept in dappled shade to prevent leaf scorch and sheltered from winds. Needs a darkish backdrop or dark green leaves to show off its true glory.

Mine is planted in a container, beneath the semi shade of an Elder tree with Vinca major underplanted around it.

  • Posted: Mon. 4th May 2009 22:39

Fresh green and beautifully delicate

Message from Fi

In forum: Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Dissectum Viride Group'

Hi Mark
I've added a pic of my newly leafing Acer palmatum which I believe is 'disectum', lime green changing to orange and red as you say.
I brought it from my Mum's garden almost 5 years ago and planted it in my new gravel patio, which has slowly taken on a Japanese feel with a twisted hazel and a small black bamboo.
It is much hardier than often described, my soil is neutral, clay base (though planted in ericaceous and renew every spring), it is sheltered from strong sunlight and winds, with a northerly aspect. Every winter it looks dead, but emerges every Spring - so far! Heartstoppingly beautiful every time.

  • Posted: Fri. 24th April 2009 21:30

Acer palmatum 'dissectum'

General post from Mark Pumphrey

In forum: Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Dissectum Viride Group'

This is a great shrub to use within a japanese styled garden. The finely cut leaves are a joy to be seen as they unfurl in the Spring injecting a very fresh light green to the bed. Unfortunately it is extremely prone to frost damage which can damage the newly emerging foliage. The plant usually recovers but if you can protect with some floating fleece the plant will repay you with a fine display of new growth. The plant is slow in growth but will eventually increase to form a wide spreading plant. Position the shrub within the bed where you can increase the bed to accommodate the plants increasing spread whilst maintaining its frontal location. Once established you can plant a clematis to run through the canopy of this plant. Autumn colours are very good and will transform the plant into a flaming mass of red, orange and yellows. The shrub responds well to lighting illuminating the shrub to uplight it will highlight its form and leaf texture.

  • Posted: Thu. 23rd April 2009 07:57

Acer 'Bloodgood'

General post from Mark Pumphrey

In forum: Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'

This purple foliaged maple will reach 3 m high with a comperable spread. The foliage is a darker colour compared to Acer palmatum 'Atropureum' whose foliage is a dirty red green. The foliage will burn in an exposed location so find a sheltered spot. With such a dark coloured foliage it will lend itself to being planted next to golden bamboos Phyllostachys aurea and variegated foliage plants such as Pittosporum Garnettii and Rhamnus 'Argenteovariegata'.

  • Posted: Thu. 23rd April 2009 07:42

Acer palmatum

General post from Mark Pumphrey

In forum: Acer palmatum

The typical japanese maple that colours well. This acer will tolerate some lime. Try to plant in moist soil that has been well prepared with organic matter. The plant like all acers will not enjoy an exposed location so consider where you can plant this lovely maple. Don't be put of by the fact its foliage is a green colour. The autumn colours turn the lobed leaves vivid colours ranging from red, orange and yellow which make this a must in any garden where conditions allow. An ideal tree for creating a Japanese garden where its height and form immediate convey an oriental message. Planted to allow the late Autumn sun to set behind it will illuminate the foliage emphasing the colours. It will form a small tree but its foliage cast only light shade to plants beneath.

  • Posted: Thu. 23rd April 2009 07:27

Stunning - Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki'

Comment from Matt Nichol

In forum: Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki'

This is a stunning Acer palmatum, with a rounded stocky habit. Young bronze/ green foliage working well in combination with oranges and yellows. Combine with Hakonechola and Fargesia 'Simba' for a compact space and a tropical look. Mine tends to be one of the last to colour in the autumn and when it does it is a hot rod red extravaganza!

  • Posted: Sun. 19th April 2009 09:24

Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'- A Great specimen plant

Comment from Matt Nichol

In forum: Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'

Great specimen plant whatever style of garden you have. Has to be in the top ten of most loved foliage plants. Deep burgundy colour, good size but not too overwhelming, winter structure, tolerates a wide range of conditions and looks great underplanted with ferns and Brunners' Jack Frost'. Put deciduous Azaleas nearby and wow! Orange is my favorite here and works well with the blue Brunnera flowers.

  • Posted: Sun. 19th April 2009 09:24

Gravel and stone patio - weed propagation!

Question from Fi

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

The attached pic shows my (diy) patio, gravel and slate slabs which having built myself I am very proud of. It features an acer palmatum dissectum, corylus avellana contorta, black stemmed bamboo. Unwelcome visitors include herb robert, chickweed, grass, hardy geraniums which self seed hydroponically!
How best do I control the weed propagation without killing the wanted plants? And am I heading for problems with my choice of plants - gloomy friends tell me so, but I love them.
Many thanks.

  • Posted: Tue. 31st March 2009 17:59

Japanese maple 'Fireglow' (Acer palmatum 'Fireglow')

Question from paula hewitt

In forum: New to gardening

Hi me again, sorry.

I got a dormant maple from T&M and it was in a pot and showing buds, i have now put it in the ground and although it has a few leaves it looks a little droopy. I feed once a month with liquid seaweed, am i doing something wrong or is this ok?



  • Posted: Sun. 10th August 2008 15:55