Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki' is a very well known cultivar, and in our opinion, cannot be beaten for autumn colour, which seemingly becomes more fluorescent and luminous with each day that passes throughout the autumn. Our particular clone has intense scarlet-orange colouring. A stately maple suitable for most gardens.
- Eventual Size: Up to 4 metres, but can be pruned
- Position: Full sun to part shade sheltered site preferred out of strong winds
- Foliage: Deciduous
- Habit: Deciduous with amazing scarlet autumn colouring open habit
- Soil: All soils, but avoid waterlogged areas very dry soils will need extra watering
- Common Names: Japanese maple 'Osakazuki'
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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chinaklay on 17 Oct 2016
Have just bought my first ACER and can't wait for the autum colour , Osakazuki was delivered in excellent health and packaged extremely well. Thank You Stella
Carmen on 19 Sep 2016
Thanks for sourcing the big one for us Bruce, looks amazing now, Carmen x
Jules on 19 Sep 2016
One of my favourites! Never fails to impress and always changing!