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Acer palmatum 'Orange Dream' (Japanese maple 'Orange Dream')

Intermediate
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
3m
Max height
3m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Acer palmatum 'Orange Dream'

Other names

Japanese maple 'Orange Dream'

Genus

Acer Acer

Variety or Cultivar

'Orange Dream' _ 'Orange Dream' is a bushy, rounded, deciduous shrub or small tree bearing palmate, mid-green leaves, yellow in spring and turning yellow-orange in autumn. Leaves are divided into narrow, irregularly-shaped lobes. Inconspicuous, reddish-purple flowers in spring are followed by winged, red-flushed, green seed pods.


Acer palmatum 'Orange Dream' is: Deciduous

Habit

Rounded

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Insignificant or absent, Reddish-purple in Spring

Foliage

Yellow in Spring; Green in Summer; Yellow-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. Will be prostrate unless staked to desired height.

Propagation methods

Grafting, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Acer palmatum 'Orange Dream' (Japanese maple 'Orange Dream') will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Containers, Low Maintenance, Cottage/Informal, City, Architectural, 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

Well-drained, 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 'Orange Dream'

Other names

Japanese maple 'Orange Dream'

Genus

Acer Acer

Variety or Cultivar

'Orange Dream' _ 'Orange Dream' is a bushy, rounded, deciduous shrub or small tree bearing palmate, mid-green leaves, yellow in spring and turning yellow-orange in autumn. Leaves are divided into narrow, irregularly-shaped lobes. Inconspicuous, reddish-purple flowers in spring are followed by winged, red-flushed, green seed pods.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Rounded

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Insignificant or absent, Reddish-purple in Spring

Foliage

Yellow in Spring; Green in Summer; Yellow-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. Will be prostrate unless staked to desired height.

Propagation methods

Grafting, Softwood cuttings

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Acer palmatum 'Orange Dream' (Japanese maple 'Orange Dream')

Common pest name

Alfalfa dwarf; Anaheim disease; California vine disease; Dwarf disease of alfalfa; Dwarf disease of lucerne; Leaf scald of oleander; Leaf scald of plum; Leaf scorch; Phony disease of peach; Pierce's disease of grapevine; Variegated chlorosis of citrus

Scientific pest name

Xylella fastidiosa subsp. multiplex

Type

Bacterium

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

A bacterial disease with a wide host range detected in Corsica. Although EU regulated; there remains some concern about the risk of introduction. This subspecies is known to be able to thrive in cooler climates. Should an outbreak occur; there would be a need for eradication action which would result in environmental and social impacts.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Acer palmatum 'Orange Dream' (Japanese maple 'Orange Dream')

Common pest name

Apple root knot nematode

Scientific pest name

Meloidogyne mali

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Unknown

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

UK (along with certain other European countries) received potentially infested trees in 1992; but these were destroyed at the end of the trial period and targeted surveillance has failed to find any trace of the nematode. Main impacts are on elm; apple and mulberry and industry should source such material carefully.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Acer palmatum 'Orange Dream' (Japanese maple 'Orange Dream')

Common pest name

Japanese long scale; Japanese maple scale; Long scale; Japanese; Pear white scale

Scientific pest name

Lopholeucaspis japonica

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Regulated only on Citrus at present; regulation on other hosts needs to be considered. Only likely to be a pest under glass in UK.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Acer palmatum 'Orange Dream' (Japanese maple 'Orange Dream') will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Containers, Low Maintenance, Cottage/Informal, City, Architectural, 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

Well-drained, 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

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