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Acer palmatum - Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum is a small, slow growing deciduous tree usually found as an understory tree in shady woodlands. The Acer palmatum is native to Japan, Korea and China and was introduced to the UK in the 1800s.

Plant Profile

Name: Acer palmatum

Common Name: Japanese Maple

Family: Sapindaceae

Height: 5-9 metres

Width: 5-9 metres

Demands: Sheltered, full sun or partial shade

Soil: Moist but well-drained, acidic or neutral soil

Foliage: Deciduous

Flowers: Red / Purple cymes

Acer palmatum info sheet