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GardenersDream Acer palmatum Metamorphosa

Supplied in a 9cm Pot
  • £12.99
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  • Characteristics: A beautiful deciduous Acer tree with hand-shaped foliage that dramatically changes from light yellow touched with pink to vibrant red-violet through the growing season. 
  • Growth and Spread: Ultimate height of 1.5m and spread of 1m.
  • 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: Yellow foliage appears in Spring, maturing to green then red-violet before the leaves drop for Winter. Mature plants can produce small red flowers in Spring and red fruits in Autumn.

Acer palmatum Metamorphosa is an vivid variety of Japanese Maple with graceful foliage that changes colour dramatically from Spring through to Autumn. It’s easy to see how this variety got the name Metamorphosa as it passes through so many hues throughout the year. The deciduous shrub sprouts yellow palmate leaves that are edged with pink in Spring. These morph to a bright green with white edges as the season goes on before turning orange-red and finally red-violet as Autumn descends.

Its compact size makes this variety of Acer ideal for growing in pots, patios or small gardens. Japanese Maples prefers full sun or partial shade and to be sheltered from strong winds. They grow well in soil that is chalky, loamy, clay or sandy, and you should ensure the soil is kept moist but well drained. 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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