'Beni maiko' Japanese maple produces fire-red or scarlet leaves in spring. Their colour then fades into a pinkish red with some green undertone. In the summer leaves change to greenish-red with the red veins. In the autumn the foliage turns vibrant orange and fiery red.
'Beni maiko' will grow to 3x3m. An attractive compact Acer that makes a fantastic small garden tree.
Should be grown in moist but well-drained soil. Leaf colour is best in partial shade but the full sun can be tolerated.
Like all Maples, this one is very easy to maintain. It 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 spring you may add a top dressing of a multi-purpose fertiliser or organic matter around the base of the plant.