Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum'

Japanese Maple - Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum'

Common Name: Japanese Maple
Genus: Acer
Species: palmatum
Cultivar: 'Atropurpureum'

The Latin translation of the word Acer refers to the texture and strength of the wood that plants in this Genus produce. Palmatum is a reference to the hand shaped leaves.

Category: Trees
Growth Rate: Slow growing
Features: Has interesting foliage, Suitable for growing in containers, Has colourful autumn foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 5.00 m (500 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shadeSpread: 5.00 m (500 cm)

Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Colour: Purple, Red

Soil Type: Acidic
Ericaceous: Requires a neutral or acid soil (or ericaceous compost), with a pH of 7 or below
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

This deciduous tree has palmate, deep purple leaves. The leaves turn bright red in autumn. Acer palmatum ‘Atropurpureum’ is best suited to a site that can offer some shelter from cold, drying winds.

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