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Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium'

Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium'

Description: An elegant maple making a beautiful spreading, bushy tree or large shrub and is one of the best Acer for autumn colour. The deeply lobed fern like mid-green leaves turn stunning shades of deep red early in the autumn especially when growing in partial shade.  In early spring then masses of small, red-purple flowers which are followed by winged seed-heads in autumn.  Over time will form a specimen plant but patience is needed. 

Uses: A specimen plant or at the back of a large border.

Climate/Position: Dappled shade is always best for Acers, full sun will often lead to leaf scorch.

Height/Spread: 5 metres x 6 metres spread

Soil Requirements: Free draining light slightly acid soil prefered.

Pruning: No pruning required. Shaping or removal of any dead shoots may be carried out.

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Additional Interest: The name Aconitifolium is named as the shapely cut leaves are similar to the leaf of Aconite