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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
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.

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.

From seed.

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