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Acer palmatum ‘Atropurpureum purple Japanese

£7.00

Atropurpureum’ is a small tree of bushy habit, with deep purple leaves

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Atropurpureum’ is a small tree of bushy habit, with deep purple leaves divided into about 7 lobes, and becoming red in autumn. Inconspicuous red-purple flowers in spring may be followed by winged, purple fruits

Acer can be deciduous trees or large shrubs with paired, often palmately-lobed leaves and small flowers followed by characteristic winged fruits. Many have fine autumn colour, and some have ornamental stems

Other common namespurple Japanese maple

FamilySapindaceae

Characteristics

  • FoliageDeciduous
  • HabitBushy
  • Hardiness

    H6

Colour

Colour in Spring

Sunlight

  • Partial Shade
  • Full Sun
  • AspectSouth-facing or West-facing or East-facing
  • ExposureSheltered

Soil

  • Loam

    Loam

  • Clay

    Clay

  • Sand

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained
  • SoilLoam, Clay, Sand, Chalk
  • pHAcid, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height4-8 metres
  • Ultimate spread4-8 metres
  • Time to ultimate height20-50 years

How to grow

CultivationGrow in a moist but well-drained soil. Water in summer if necessary. Leaf colour is best in partial shade, although full sun can be tolerated. Leaf scorch can be caused by lack of soil moisture or excessive exposure

PropagationPropagate by grafting or softwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden typesLow Maintenance City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden

pot size 10.5cm

Weight 0.189 kg

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