Pot Size: 10cm
Plant Height (Inc. Pot): 25-35cm
Characteristics: Small deciduous tree, upright habit, excellent for cottage gardens, brilliant purple-red foliage, ideal for containers and in mass plantings
Growth & Spread: Height 3m - 4m, Spread 3m - 4m
Flourishing Season: Flourishes in spring, summer and autumn
Water & Maintenance: Average watering required, need moderate maintenance
Acer Palmatum Atropurpureum is a deciduous, woody shrub originating from the royal gardens of Japan. This is a slow-growing Acer reaching a height of 4 metres, bearing deeply lobed, purple-reddish leaves that change brilliant shades in autumn. It is an excellent specimen tree that provides multi-seasonal foliage interest. This Japanese Maple tree will create a significant real impact in small gardens and in groups or mass planting.
Acer Palmatum is a very eye-catching maple that features five-lobed maple leaves. These leaves carry exquisite colour and shape that makes Acer Palmatum so unique and ornamental. In spring, the leaves emerge as dark purple, turning reddish in summer and then bright scarlet in autumn. In the low light areas, the foliage turns greener. These maples have been cultivated for centuries in the highly artistic oriental gardens in Japan.
The maple trees have certain demands when they are planted as young trees. Plant them in shady areas, away from the full sun. They prefer moist soil that is rich in humus and is well-drained. Choose a sheltered spot since they need protection from hot winds that may damage the leaves.
No pruning is required other than the removal of any damaged or dead branches.
It is essential to water the plant moderately throughout the summer. Eliminate any nearby grass until the young plant establishes strong roots. As the tree matures, it will grow tough and hardy.
Acer Atropurpureum is a stunning small specimen tree for small gardens or courtyards. This plant will perform well in large containers. It is an elegant and decorative specimen plant that is ideal for patio containers. It will perfectly fit in the border as its roots are compact and non-invasive.
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