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Acer palmatum 'Orange Dream'
common name: Japanese Maple
growth rate: slow
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: yellow & green
flower colour: red
fruit colour: red
main season: Spring
full sun, part shade
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -25°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
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'
Moist, well drained, fertile soil in part shade or full sun if not too hot. 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.
By grafting in late winter, or bud-grafts in late summer.
Suitable for growing in a container.
Raised at the Fratelli Gilardelli Nursery, Milan, Italy