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botanical name:
Acer palmatum
Acer palmatum © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Japanese maple
family:  Sapindaceae
characteristics: tree
height: 8.00m
width: 8.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: broad headed
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red
fruit colour: red & green
main season: Autumn
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
description:
Small tree or rounded shrub. Variable in form, leading to many cultivars. Pendant clusters of tiny purple-red flowers are followed by red-winged seeds in late summer.

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:
From seed.

other notes:
pronounced: AY-ser paal-MAY-tum

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