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Acer palmatum 'Enkan'

Japanese Maple

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Acer palmatum 'Enkan' is an excellent variety that has fine, feathered dark red leaves that turn a vivid bright shade of red in the autumn with a small compact growth habit. Grows well in a rich moist but well drained humus rich soil in a position sheltered from sun and strong winds.. Deciduous. Suitable for containers. Height 5-7ft. Spread 4-5ft after 10 years.

  • Position: Full sun to part shade tolerant of windy positions, but not coastal
  • Soil: All soils, but avoid waterlogged areas very dry soils will need extra watering
  • Eventual Size: 2 to 3 metres, but can be pruned
  • Habit: Deciduous small compact growth habit
  • Foliage: Vivid bright shade of orange to red in autumn
  • Common Names: Japanese maple 'Enkan'
Eventual Size of Acer palmatum 'Enkan' Eventual Size of Acer palmatum 'Enkan'
Eventual size after 10 years
Plant Care

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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