'Jerre Schwartz' is wonderful, dwarf Japanese Maple has distinctive, deeply lobed leaves that emerge a bright pink red, before turning darker maroon then green as the leaf matures. Fresh growth in the red shades adds interest through the growing season before the leaves turn dark red in the autumn. This is a small variety reaching just 1.5 metres after 10 years and is a good choice for the smaller garden, a specimen for a pot or to add variety to your Japanese maple collection. Will grow in most fertile, free draining soils in gentle sun or part shade sheltered from strong winds.
- Position: Part shade
- Soil: Fertile, free draining
- Eventual Size: 1.5m
- Habit: Multi-branched, bushy
- Foliage: Greens and reds
- Common Names: Japanese maple 'Jerre Schwartz'
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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Simon on 22 May 2017
Fast delivery and a very good price for size of plant. Excellent