'Asahi-zuru' is a very pretty tree with leaves emerging mottled mainly pink and cream then varying green, salmon pink and green variegation. Fairly dense in habit giving a very beautiful splash of colour to the garden. Takes on orange and red tones in the autumn. Semi dwarf, reaching only 2.5 metres high so makes a perfect specimen for the smaller garden. Ideal for a sheltered spot, best with protection from strong afternoon sun. Suitable for most free draining soils, can be kept in a pot.
- Position: Semi-shade
- Soil: Fertile, free draining
- Eventual Size: 2.5m
- Habit: Upright, fairly dense
- Foliage: Pink, green and cream variegated
- Common Names: Rising Sun Japanese maple
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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