Acer japonicum 'Vitifolium' is a beautiful upright variety with large grape-like, deep green leaves that turn magnificent golds with tones of crimson and scarlet, changing to a vivid scarlet before they drop.
This lovely, strong-growing tree becomes broad and round-topped with age. It is large for the species, reaching at least 10m in height and width.
Like all Maples, Acer japonicum 'Vitifolium' doesn't require any pruning routine. Remove any dead or damaged branches. The best time to prune is the late autumn or winter when the plant is fully dormant.
In late spring you may add a top dressing of a multi-purpose fertiliser around the base of the plant.