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Acer palmatum Festival Mix (Japanese maple Festival Mix)

Intermediate
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
8m
Max height
6m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Acer palmatum Festival Mix

Other names

Japanese maple Festival Mix

Genus

Acer Acer

Variety or Cultivar

Festival Mix _ Festival Mix is a retail mix of the cultivars 'Going Green', 'Orange Dream', and 'Atropurpureum' planted in the same pot. They are upright or rounded, deciduous shrubs or small trees with palmate, mid-green or reddish-purple leaves divided into narrowly lance-shaped, toothed leaflets, bright green, reddish-purple, or yellow in spring, turning shades of red, yellow, and orange in autumn. Inconspicuous flowers in spring are followed by winged, red-flushed, green seed pods.


Acer palmatum Festival Mix is: Deciduous

Habit

Rounded, Upright

Flower

Reddish-purple, Insignificant or absent, Yellow-green in Spring

Foliage

Yellow, Reddish-purple, Mid-green in Spring; Reddish-purple, Mid-green in Summer; Orange, Bright-yellow, Bright-red 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. Will be prostrate unless staked to desired height.

Propagation methods

Grafting, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Acer palmatum Festival Mix (Japanese maple Festival Mix) will reach a height of 8m and a spread of 6m after 10-20 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 tolerates full sun. Leaf scorch can by caused by dry soil or excessive exposure to frost, sun, or wind when leaves are young. Since there are three plants in one pot, each one reaching over 4 metres at maturity, they will benefit from routine feeding. If kept in a container, best to repot in a larger container every 1-2 years or to root prune.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

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 Festival Mix

Other names

Japanese maple Festival Mix

Genus

Acer Acer

Variety or Cultivar

Festival Mix _ Festival Mix is a retail mix of the cultivars 'Going Green', 'Orange Dream', and 'Atropurpureum' planted in the same pot. They are upright or rounded, deciduous shrubs or small trees with palmate, mid-green or reddish-purple leaves divided into narrowly lance-shaped, toothed leaflets, bright green, reddish-purple, or yellow in spring, turning shades of red, yellow, and orange in autumn. Inconspicuous flowers in spring are followed by winged, red-flushed, green seed pods.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Rounded, Upright


Colour

Flower

Reddish-purple, Insignificant or absent, Yellow-green in Spring

Foliage

Yellow, Reddish-purple, Mid-green in Spring; Reddish-purple, Mid-green in Summer; Orange, Bright-yellow, Bright-red 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. Will be prostrate unless staked to desired height.

Propagation methods

Grafting, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Acer palmatum Festival Mix (Japanese maple Festival Mix) will reach a height of 8m and a spread of 6m after 10-20 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 tolerates full sun. Leaf scorch can by caused by dry soil or excessive exposure to frost, sun, or wind when leaves are young. Since there are three plants in one pot, each one reaching over 4 metres at maturity, they will benefit from routine feeding. If kept in a container, best to repot in a larger container every 1-2 years or to root prune.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

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, Zone 5

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