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botanical name:
Acer palmatum 'Orange Dream'
Acer palmatum 'Orange Dream' © Deeproot Plant Base    view larger image
common name:  Japanese Maple
family:  Sapindaceae
characteristics: tree
height: 3.00m
width: 2.40m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: yellow & green
flower colour: red
fruit colour: red
stem/bark: brown
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -25°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
description:
Small, slow growing, bushy tree of fairly upright habit. Palmate leaves are vivid yellow-orange when young, turning yellow and then lime-green in summer. Golden yellow autumn foliage colour.
Similar to Acer palmatum 'Katsura'

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.

usage:
Suitable for growing in a container.

other notes:
Raised at the Fratelli Gilardelli Nursery, Milan, Italy

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