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Acer palmatum
160 litre Acer palmatum
Acer palmatum
45 litre Acer palmatum
 
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Acer palmatum  Japanese maple

Acer palmatum is a delightful small to medium sized tree. Prized for its fresh green foliage in spring, and its blaze of autumn colour in the colder regions of New Zealand.

Plant Care

Japanese maples generally enjoy a sunny sheltered spot in any garden with good well-drained soil. A good organic mulch will help to keep the roots cool and moist during the hot dry spells experienced over the summer months. Trees can be clipped to form dense solid trees or pruned judiciously to create light dappled shade.

Application

Japanese Maples can be used as small shade trees, screens, garden fillers or tub specimens and can even be espaliered against walls or trellis.

History

Acer palmatum is a naturally variable species found throughout the Japanese Islands. The selection of interesting and unusual forms has fascinated Japanese nursery men for many centuries and was extremely popular during the 17th century. After their introduction to Europe even more varieties were developed and by the early 19th Century there were over 250 named cultivars in production.
Variety
Product code
Pot
(cm)
Bag
(litres)
Barcode
Available
Acer palmatum
ACEPAL045
 
45
 
Year Round
Acer palmatum
ACEPAL160
 
160
 
Year Round

Light

Light | Low
Light | Medium
Light | High

Temperature

Temperature | Cool
Temperature | Warm
Temperature | Hot

Water

Water | Dry
Water | Moist
Water | Wet

Size

Size
5.00 x 5.00m

Native / Exotic

New Zealand Native
Exotic

Tree Shape

Tree Shape | Bush
Tree Shape | Tree
Tree Shape | Conical

Coastal / Shelter

Coastal
Shelter

Evergreen / Deciduous

Evergreen
Deciduous