Acer palmatum 'Wilson's Pink Dwarf' is a fairly rare, shrub-like Japanese Maple, reaching an eventual height of around 2 metres. It has the most stunning bright pink leaves in spring, later turning other colours, oranges, pale yellows even white against a green background of older leaves. It's size makes it suitable for many gardens including long term container cultivation. A very beautiful maple worthy of a place in any collection or garden.
- Position: part shade; out of cold, drying winds - especially coastal winds
- Soil: most soils, but avoid waterlogged areas; very dry soils will need extra watering
- Eventual Size: up to 2 metres, but can be pruned
- Habit: stunning spring colour, bushy habit
- Foliage: deciduous
- Common Names: Japanese maple 'Wilson's Pink Dwarf'
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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