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Acer palmatum 'Bi Hoo'

Japanese maple 'Bi Ho'

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Also known as 'Bihou', or 'Golden Bark Japanese Maple', a rare form with stunning gold bark that lights up all year round. The leaves emerge salmon pink in spring then turn yellow green before turning a gold butter yellow in the autumn before giving a wonderful frame of yellow bark for the winter - a truly beautiful Japanese maple. Plant in a sheltered spot away from cold winds in fertile, free draining soil.
  • Position: Full sun to part shade out of cold, drying winds - especially coastal winds
  • 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: Upright bushy, deciduous gold bark
  • Foliage: Deciduous
  • Common Names: Japanese maple 'Bi Hoo', Acer Bihou' and 'Golden Bark Japanese Maple'
Eventual Size of Acer palmatum 'Bi Hoo' Eventual Size of Acer palmatum 'Bi Hoo'
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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