Common Name: Japanese maple
Skill Level: Experienced
Exposure: Partial shade
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline
Flowering period: April to May
A round-headed tree with deeply lobed, red-purple leaves that turn a brilliant red in autumn. Like other Japanese maples, it needs a sunny or partially shaded spot which is protected from cold winds. The soil should be moist but well-drained. It is suitable for growing in a large container, using John Innes No 3 compost, but must be kept well-watered.
Looks good with:Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'
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