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Acer palmatum 'Fireglow'

Japanese Maple

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5 / 5 based on 1 customer review
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A fairly recent introduction with excellent dark red foliage which holds its colour well throughout the summer, turning a wonderful scarlet red for the autumn.  The palmate leaf of 'Fireglow' is slightly thinner than most cultivars which results in the sun shining through the leaf giving the 'glow' referred to in its name. Truely stunning and proving very popular.  It is suitable for most soils and will happily grow in a container. Grows in sun/part shade, in a sheltered spot.
  • Position: Full sun to semi-shade, avoid cold drying winds.
  • Soil: Fertile moisture retentive soil
  • Eventual Size: 4 - 5 meters after 10 years.
  • Habit: Vigorous, upright, vase like habitat
  • Foliage: Deciduous
  • Common Names: Japanese maple 'Fireglow'
Eventual Size of Acer palmatum 'Fireglow' Eventual Size of Acer palmatum 'Fireglow'
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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Customer Reviews

on 23 Jun 2017

5 / 5

Larger than expected, expertly packaged for transit well done