Acer palmatum 'Pixie' is a dwarf cultivar, with seven lobed, burgandy leaves. Grows into a lovely, leafy mound and takes on wonderful bright tones in full sun. Very happy in a pot and also suitable for the bonsai enthusiast, this is one acer that takes up very little room but looks so stunning. Leaves turn scarlet red in autumn. Will grow no more than 1.5m high, grows happily in sun/part shade.
- Position: Full sun/part shade
- Soil: Fertile, well drained
- Eventual Size: 1.5 metres after 15 years
- Habit: Upright, dense, bushy
- Foliage: Burgandy, red palmate leaves
- Common Names: Japanese maple 'Pixie'
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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Big Plant Customer on 8 May 2017
Order arrived three days after ordering. It was packed carefully and appears to be in good condition with lots of new shoots appearing.