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Acer palmatum 'Chitoseyama' (Japanese maple 'Chitoseyama)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2.5m
Max height
2.5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Acer palmatum 'Chitoseyama'

Other names

Japanese maple 'Chitoseyama

Genus

Acer Acer

Variety or Cultivar

'Chitoseyama' _ 'Chitoseyama' is a medium-sized deciduous shrub or small tree of compact, mounding habit. Finely divided leaves are at first light red, then later become bronze-green, with rich, purple-red autumn colouring. Small purple flowers.


Acer palmatum 'Chitoseyama' is: Deciduous

Tree shape

Small rounded, Rounded

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Purple, Insignificant or absent in Summer

Foliage

Red in Spring; Bronze-green in Summer; Red in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Horse chestnut scale Aphids , Horse chestnut scale

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

General care

Propagation methods

Grafting, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Acer palmatum 'Chitoseyama' (Japanese maple 'Chitoseyama) will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 2.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

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

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

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

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Acer palmatum 'Chitoseyama'

Other names

Japanese maple 'Chitoseyama

Genus

Acer Acer

Variety or Cultivar

'Chitoseyama' _ 'Chitoseyama' is a medium-sized deciduous shrub or small tree of compact, mounding habit. Finely divided leaves are at first light red, then later become bronze-green, with rich, purple-red autumn colouring. Small purple flowers.

Foliage

Deciduous

Tree shape

Small rounded, Rounded

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Purple, Insignificant or absent in Summer

Foliage

Red in Spring; Bronze-green in Summer; Red in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Horse chestnut scale

Specific diseases

Coral spot , Honey fungus , Tar spot , Verticillium wilt

General care

Propagation methods

Grafting, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Acer palmatum 'Chitoseyama' (Japanese maple 'Chitoseyama) will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 2.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

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

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

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

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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