Acer palmatum var. dissectum Orangeola

 

Mound-forming, decidous shrub or small tree with archign branches bearing rounded, lobed, deeply and finely cut leaves, orange-red in spring, turning purple-flushed, dark green to reddish-brown in summer and bright orange-red in autumn. Small, pendent clusters of tiny, reddish-purple flowers in spring are followed by red-flushed, green, winged fruit in summer. Height of 3m and a Spread of 4.5m after 10-20 years.

 

Moist but well-drained soil. Leaf colour is best in dappled shade, although full sun is tolerated. Shelter from cold, drying winds and late frost. Mulch in autumn.

 

General Shrub Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • If the Shrub is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding a bucketful of planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Position used. Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the Shrub and area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until Shrub is established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.