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Acer palmatum Katsura

JAPANESE MAPLE, KATSURA (Acer palmatum Katsura)
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Japanese Maples (Acer palmatum).Very ornamental, slow growing, small deciduous trees or small to medium size bushes which need a sheltered position protected from cold winds, especially from the east. They make perfect specimens for virtually any garden, are generally pest free, disease resistant and heat and humidity tolerant, and as their beauty increases with age, to plant one or more is a worthwhile lifetime investment.
To prevent leaf scorch to their filigree leaves plant in a position out of the early morning sun. Acers prefer a rich soil which is acidic to neutral, moist but free draining. If planting in a container an ericaceous compost or John Innes No. 3 is best used. Tiny purple-red flowers are produced in spring, these being followed by red winged fruits in late summer.

A truly delightful tree in spring as the leaves emerge early as bright orange fading quickly to eye-catching yellow-orange margined with pink. These 5 to 7 lobed leaves then take on a greener hue in summer before turning bright orange in autumn before they fall. The leaves contrast beautifully with the interesting brownish red bark which gives the plant interest all seasons. It will make a good specimen small tree or large bush with an upright habit. Plant in moist but well-drained acid to neutral soil, in full sun or partial shade and sheltered from strong winds. Height 12-18ft (4-6m), spread 12ft (4m).
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