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  • Acer palmatum 'Suminagashi' (1)

Acer palmatum 'Suminagashi'

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Japanese maple. A small tree with bright red leaves in spring turning maroon then green in summer with a scarlet finale in autumn. Height 2m. Spread 2m.   It will require well drained soil in semi shade.  Can be pruned very easily and so is a good plant for container cultivation.  Make sure it is well watered until established.
 
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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