Acer palmatum dissectum 'Garnet' Japanese Maple. A beautiful, small tree with deep orange-red leaves from spring through summer turning a glowing scarlet in autumn. Height 3m. Spread 3m. Plant in light shade and out of strong winds to ensure a happy, healthy plant.
- Position: Full sun to part shade sheltered site preferred out of strong winds
- Soil: All soils, but avoid waterlogged areas very dry soils will need extra watering
- Eventual Size: Up to 3 metres, but can be pruned
- Habit: Medium-sized slow growing bush deciduous shrub.
- Foliage: Deciduous, dissected leaves
- Common Names: Japanese maple 'Garnet'
Japanese Maples are best pruned when fully dormant (November to early February), as maples bleed sap from pruning cuts at other times, weakening the tree. However, pruning is still best kept to a minimum as the most graceful shape comes from a tree that has been allowed to develop fairly naturally. As a result, just remove badly-placed or crossing shoots to encourage a good framework of branches to form. Where you do need to reduce height and width, follow long branches back to a side branch and pruning it out at this point. This is not necessary on prostrate-growing trees because they should be allowed to spread naturally to gain the best effect.
Please refer to our: Japanese Maple Growing Guide
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Elsa on 8 May 2017
Rapid delivery, excellent quality plant that exceeded my expectations. Would certainly buy from this company again.