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Japanese Maple -
Acer palmatum (latin)
Area of origin: Japan, China and Korea.
Adult Dimensions: Height up to 8 m, width up to 8m (26.3').
Foliage: Deciduous
Soil Type: Deep and moist, rich in organic matter. Dislikes lime.
Hardiness: Hardy to -17°C. Dislikes frosts in spring, cold winds or an atmosphere too dry.
Exposure: Shade and semi-shade.
Japanese Maple - Acer palmatum

Japanese Maple - Acer palmatum    Japanese Maple - Acer palmatum

Characteristics and Uses:
Remarkably coloured foliage in autumn which changes from yellow to orange to red. Planted alone or in a group, in flowerbeds it is a beautiful tree to have in any park or garden. Well known throughout the world for its use in bonsai.
List of Japanese Maples:
'Butterfly' Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Butterfly'), finely serrated green grey leaves with pinkish white margins.
Deshojo Japanese maple (Acer palmatum 'Deshojo'), bright red foliage throughout the spring and the autumn, light green in summer.
Japanese Maple 'Atropurpureum' (Acer palmatum atropurpureum), serrated leaves, purple, then bronzy red.
Japanese Maple 'Dissectum garnet' (Acer palmatum 'Dissectum Garnet'), weeping shape, finely serrated red leaves.
Japanese Maple 'Dissectum viridis' (Acer palmatum 'Dissectum Viridis'), weeping shape, light green finely serrated leaves, turning golden to red in the autumn.
Ornatum Japanese maple (Acer palmatum 'Ornatum'), compact rounded shape, finely serrated leaves, dark red.

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