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Acer palmatum 'Sister Ghost' (Japanese maple 'Sister Ghost')

Intermediate
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
4m
Max height
3m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Acer palmatum 'Sister Ghost'

Other names

Japanese maple 'Sister Ghost'

Genus

Acer Acer

Variety or Cultivar

'Sister Ghost' _ 'Sister Ghost' is an upright, open, deciduous shrub or small tree with palmate, deeply toothed, pale green to pale yellow-green leaves with dark green veins, the entire leaf turning scarlet, orange, and yellow in autumn. Inconspicuous, red flowers in spring are followed by winged, red seed pods.


Acer palmatum 'Sister Ghost' is: Deciduous

Habit

Spreading, Upright

Flower

Insignificant or absent, Red in Spring

Foliage

Pale-green, Veined in Spring; Veined, Pale-green in Summer; Scarlet 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 'Sister Ghost' (Japanese maple 'Sister Ghost') will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 3m 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.

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)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Acer palmatum 'Sister Ghost'

Other names

Japanese maple 'Sister Ghost'

Genus

Acer Acer

Variety or Cultivar

'Sister Ghost' _ 'Sister Ghost' is an upright, open, deciduous shrub or small tree with palmate, deeply toothed, pale green to pale yellow-green leaves with dark green veins, the entire leaf turning scarlet, orange, and yellow in autumn. Inconspicuous, red flowers in spring are followed by winged, red seed pods.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Spreading, Upright


Colour

Flower

Insignificant or absent, Red in Spring

Foliage

Pale-green, Veined in Spring; Veined, Pale-green in Summer; Scarlet 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 'Sister Ghost' (Japanese maple 'Sister Ghost') will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 3m 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.

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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