Acer Palmatum

 

Small, deciduous trees with deeply-lobed mid-green leaves which turn red, orange and yellow in autumn. Uses incluse Containers, Low Maintenance, City, Architectural, Rock, Foliage only. Will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 years.

 

Grow in a moist but well-drained or well-drained soil. The foliage colour is best in dappled shade, although full sun is tolerated. Tolerates some lime but colours better on acid to neutral soil. Dry conditions or excessive exposure can cause leaf scorch.

 

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.