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Maple, Japanese 'Butterfly' / Acer palmatum Butterfly
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Geographical origins: Japan, China and Korea.
Adult dimensions: Height up to 3 metres, Width up to 2 metres.
Type of soil: Requires a well dug soil, loamy and rich in organic matter or a peaty or acid soil. Not suitable for chalky soil.
Climate: Hardy to -17°C .
Exposition: Grows best in shade or partial shade.
Properties and uses:
Its leaves are lightly indented, green-grey with white-pink edges, turning yellow with red edges in the autumn.This Maple can be planted as a specimen in a small garden or as part of a group of shrubs. You will notice the beauty of its young pinkish shoots in the spring that produce a new looking shrub every season. It is also a beautiful bonsai specimen.
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Soil and Compost
Ericaceous Compost: Suggested use
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