Acer Palmatum Osakazuki

 

Japanese maple. Very old cultivar, noted for its Autumn colour. It grows rapidly in youth, then slows to maturity gracefully. A large rounded, broadly spreading deciduous tree, with bright green deeply lobed leaves turning bright red in autumn. Max Height 6m. Max Spread 6m.

 

 

Plant in well drained soil in a sheltered site. Full sun, Hardy.

 

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.