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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
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.

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