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GardenersDream Acer palmatum Hime-Shojo

Supplied in a 9cm Pot
  • £12.99
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  • Characteristics: A beautiful deciduous dwarf Acer with vivid hand-shaped foliage that takes on various shades of red as the growing season progresses.
  • Growth and Spread: Ultimate height of 1.5m and spread of 1.8m.
  • Care and Maintenance: Place in a sheltered spot in full sun or partial shade. Water regularly during dry spells to ensure the soil remains moist but well drained.
  • Period of Interest: Bright ruby-red foliage appears in Spring before turning maroon in Summer and a dramatic shade of orange-red in Autumn. Small flowers may bloom on mature plants in Spring.

This Acer palmatum Hime-Shojo is a gorgeous dwarf variety of Japanese Maple with a rounded mound of foliage that changes colour from Spring through to Autumn. The deciduous shrub morphs from bright red with a touch of pink in Spring through purple-red and settles on a fiery orange-red hue before the leaves fall for Winter. Small red insignificant flowers often appear on mature plants in Spring and are followed by winged seed pods.

Its compact habit makes this variety of Acer ideal for growing in pots, patios or small gardens. Hime-Shojo prefers full sun or partial shade and to be sheltered from strong winds. Grow in clay, loamy or sandy soil and ensure the soil can drain well. If necessary, add drainage holes to pots to help prevent root rot.

Acer trees are generally low maintenance and don’t demand much attention to thrive. Once you’ve found the right spot for your Japanese Maple, all you need to do is water it regularly during dry weather. As Acers have a naturally elegant shape, no pruning is required other than to remove dead or damaged parts of the plant.

Please Note: When purchasing plants please consider that each live item is unique and may, therefore, differ from the images shown, which are for illustration purposes only. This plant will be supplied in a growers pot.

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