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Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki' (Japanese maple 'Osakazuki')

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skill rating
1 hour care
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4m
Max height
4m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki'

Other names

Japanese maple 'Osakazuki', Acer palmatum 'Taihai'

Genus

Acer Acer

Variety or Cultivar

'Osakazuki' _ 'Osakazuki' ('I love Osaka' in Japanese) is a rounded, deciduous shrub with green leaves that turn orange and scarlet in autumn. It bears red flowers in spring and red fruits in summer.


Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki' is: Deciduous

Habit

Rounded

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Red in Spring

Foliage

Green in Summer; Orange, Scarlet in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Horse chestnut scale , Aphids Horse chestnut scale , Aphids

Verticillium wilt Verticillium wilt

General care

Propagation methods

Grafting, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki' (Japanese maple 'Osakazuki') will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Containers, Low Maintenance, City, Architectural, Rock, Foliage only

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

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

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)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki'

Other names

Japanese maple 'Osakazuki', Acer palmatum 'Taihai'

Genus

Acer Acer

Variety or Cultivar

'Osakazuki' _ 'Osakazuki' ('I love Osaka' in Japanese) is a rounded, deciduous shrub with green leaves that turn orange and scarlet in autumn. It bears red flowers in spring and red fruits in summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Rounded

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Red in Spring

Foliage

Green in Summer; Orange, Scarlet in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Horse chestnut scale , Aphids

Specific diseases

Verticillium wilt

General care

Propagation methods

Grafting, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki' (Japanese maple 'Osakazuki') will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Containers, Low Maintenance, City, Architectural, Rock, Foliage only

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

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

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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Feature plant in a courtyard garden in Baldock, Hertfordshire

Client's garden June 2016

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