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Acer palmatum var. dissectum atropurpureum (Purple-leaved threadleaf Japanese)

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

Plant details

Botanical name

Acer palmatum var. dissectum atropurpureum

Other names

Purple-leaved threadleaf Japanese

Genus

Acer Acer

Species

A. palmatum var. dissectum atropurpureum - A. palmatum var. dissectum atropurpureum is a slow-growing tree or shrub forming a compact dome of deeply cut red-purple leaves. Its size makes it suitable for a small gardens or for growing in a large container.


Acer palmatum var. dissectum atropurpureum is: Deciduous

Habit

Compact, Rounded

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Purple, Red, Insignificant or absent in Summer

Foliage

Red, Purple in Spring; Purple, Green, Bronze in Summer; 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

Propagation methods

Grafting, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Acer palmatum var. dissectum atropurpureum (Purple-leaved threadleaf Japanese) will reach a height of 2m 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)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Acer palmatum var. dissectum atropurpureum

Other names

Purple-leaved threadleaf Japanese

Genus

Acer Acer

Species

A. palmatum var. dissectum atropurpureum - A. palmatum var. dissectum atropurpureum is a slow-growing tree or shrub forming a compact dome of deeply cut red-purple leaves. Its size makes it suitable for a small gardens or for growing in a large container.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Compact, Rounded

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Purple, Red, Insignificant or absent in Summer

Foliage

Red, Purple in Spring; Purple, Green, Bronze in Summer; 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

Propagation methods

Grafting, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Acer palmatum var. dissectum atropurpureum (Purple-leaved threadleaf Japanese) will reach a height of 2m 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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Acer palmatum 'Dissectum Atropurpureum' 'Garnet' (29/04/2011)

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