Trees and shrubs

Japanese maple (Acer palmatum): a wonder


The palmate maple, Japanese maple or Acer palmatum is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful fall shrubs.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Acer palmatum
Family : Sapindaceae
Type : Tree

Height
: 5 to 8 m
Exposure : Sunny and partial shade
Ground : Heathland

Foliage
: Obsolete - flowering : Spring

Fairly easy to grow and maintain, also offers a wonderful color palette throughout the year.

Japanese maple plantation

Plant Japanese maple, acer palmatum, preferably in autumn or in spring.

  • If this tree accepts sunny locations, it fear the scorching sun which would quickly make it drop its foliage.
  • Also prefer a light shade, especially during the hottest hours.

It is strongly recommended to plant Japanese maple in heathland pure or mixed with potting soil.

  • Follow our tips for planting heather plants

Japanese maple in pot:

The cultivation of Japanese maple in pots is quite possible and even a great idea to adorn your patio or balcony.

Easy to grow, its small size makes it an ideal shrub for container culture.

  • Avoid too sunny situation
  • Use potting soil for heather, hydrangea or mixed with planting potting soil.
  • Mulch the soil with maritime pine bark

Pruning and caring for Japanese maple

Maintenance and location are all criteria that will make your Japanese maple one of the most beautiful trees in your garden or on your patio.

Japanese maple naturally takes beautiful shapes, whether layered, weeping or natural, they vary with the variety.

  • No size is really essential.

If however you wish reduce the branches, do it between the month of November, after the leaves fall and the month of March, before the resumption of vegetation.

Things to know about Japanese maple

Introduced to Europe in the 19th century, the Japanese maple has gradually established itself thanks to its delicate and colorful foliage.

A magnificent tree with flamboyant colors, especially in the fall, Japanese maple offers a palmate or chiseled foliage which catches the eye from spring to the fall of the leaves.

Its shades of red, orange or even light green make it certainly one of the most beautiful trees in association with your beds of heather earth plants.

Japanese maple is very suitable for building a zen garden or Japanese garden, like the Japanese camellia, whether planted in the ground or in a pot.

  • You will easily plant it with rhododendrons, camellias or hydrangeas.

We find among the most common varieties and species : Acer palmatum "dissectum", "Senkaki", "bloodgood", "atropurpureum", butterfly "or heptalobum.

Smart tip

A mulch made from maritime pine bark is very suitable for the tree because it brings acidity to the soil while protecting the roots from the cold and retaining moisture.


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Video: How to grow Japanese Maple Acer Palmatum in a Pot, Part 2 a month (October 2020).