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botanical name:
Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium'
Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Japanese Maple
synonyms:  Acer japonicum 'Filicifolium', Acer japonicum 'Laciniatum', Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium Maiku Jaku', Acer japonicum 'Maiku Jaku'
family:  Sapindaceae
characteristics: tree
height: 5.00m
width: 6.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: broad headed
leaf colour: green
flower colour: purple
main season: Autumn
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
description:
Small tree with a strong upright habit. Rounded, deeply cut lobed and toothed leaves which turn crimson scarlet in autumn. Freely produced small red-purple flowers in drooping clusters.

cultivation:
Moist, well drained, fertile soil in sun or part shade. Needs a position sheltered from cold winds and late frosts, which can damage emerging foliage. Prune if required, by removing dead or unwanted branches in late autumn to midwinter.

propagation:
By grafting in late winter, or bud-grafts in late summer.

other notes:
Known as 'Maiku jaku' in Japan (means"Dancing Peacock")

RHS AGM

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