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.
Mysteriously coloured leaves of the 'Mystic Jewel' emerge red-purple on new growth and turn to green with a glowing silver-grey hue as they mature. In autumn the leaves turn to purple-red before emerging into an inferno of vibrant colour.
Perfect for containers or small gardens and one of the easier varieties to grow. Prefers semi-shade for the best leaf colour, Mystic Jewel will tolerate sun as long as itís not direct.Height Approx: 2m (7ft). Special offer on 3 Litre Japanese Maples - buy 2 for £40 - saving £9.98.
Pg = Pot grown.
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