Japanese maple

Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Garnet'

Japanese maple - Acer palmatum var. dissectum  'Garnet'

Common Name: Japanese maple
Genus: Acer
Species: palmatum var. dissectum
Cultivar: 'Garnet'

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: 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

A pretty little tree, this has feathery garnet-coloured leaves that turn bright scarlet in autumn and look as if they have been shredded. Its rounded compact habit make it a perfect focal point for a small garden, particularly in a container. Or try it alongside an ornamental pool where its sculptural shape will be reflected in the water. It needs a sheltered spot away from strong winds or scorching sun though its leaf colour is best enjoyed in a sunny position.

  • Garden care: Add a top-dressing of a multi-purpose fertiliser around the base of a newly planted tree in late spring and keep well watered. No routine pruning is necessary. Remove any dead, damaged or crossing branches in April.

    Goes well with: Acer palmatum var. dissectum, Pulmonaria officinalis 'Sissinghurst White', Epimedium x rubrum, Dryopteris filix-mas,  Galanthus nivalis.


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