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Acer palmatum (any variety) (Japanese maple (any variety))

Intermediate
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
26ft 3in
Max height
26ft 3in
Max spread
20-50 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Acer palmatum (any variety)

Other names

Japanese maple (any variety)

Genus

Acer Acer

Variety or Cultivar

A. palmatum (any variety) _ If you don't know the variety name of your Acer palmatum (Japanese maple), you can add this plant to your lists to get care advice.

A. palmatum (any variety) are variable, deciduous shrubs or small trees with deeply lobed, usually green leaves turning red, orange, or yellow in autumn and small red flowers in spring followed by winged, red or green fruit.


Acer palmatum (any variety) is: Deciduous

Habit

Upright

Flower

Red in Spring

Foliage

Green in Summer; Yellow, Red, Orange in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Horse chestnut scale , Aphids Horse chestnut scale , Aphids

Tar spot , Honey fungus , Verticillium wilt Tar spot , Honey fungus , Verticillium wilt

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1. Prune in late autumn to midwinter only.

Propagation methods

Grafting, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Acer palmatum (any variety) (Japanese maple (any variety)) will reach a height of 26ft 3in and a spread of 26ft 3in after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Foliage only, Low Maintenance, Rock

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained, acid or neutral soil. Leaf colour is best in part shade, but full sun is tolerated. Leaf scorch can by caused by dry soil or excessive exposure to frost, sun, or wind when leaves are young. Mulch in autumn.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Acer palmatum (any variety)

Other names

Japanese maple (any variety)

Genus

Acer Acer

Variety or Cultivar

A. palmatum (any variety) _ If you don't know the variety name of your Acer palmatum (Japanese maple), you can add this plant to your lists to get care advice.

A. palmatum (any variety) are variable, deciduous shrubs or small trees with deeply lobed, usually green leaves turning red, orange, or yellow in autumn and small red flowers in spring followed by winged, red or green fruit.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Upright


Colour

Flower

Red in Spring

Foliage

Green in Summer; Yellow, Red, Orange in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Horse chestnut scale , Aphids

Specific diseases

Tar spot , Honey fungus , Verticillium wilt

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1. Prune in late autumn to midwinter only.

Propagation methods

Grafting, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Acer palmatum (any variety) (Japanese maple (any variety)) will reach a height of 26ft 3in and a spread of 26ft 3in after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Foliage only, Low Maintenance, Rock

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained, acid or neutral soil. Leaf colour is best in part shade, but full sun is tolerated. Leaf scorch can by caused by dry soil or excessive exposure to frost, sun, or wind when leaves are young. Mulch in autumn.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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