Acer palmatum 'Pixie'

Thought to be a miniature form of 'Bloodgood'. A dwarf cultivar, not reaching more than 2m in height. 

The leaves emerge bright pink-red, becoming deep red on the upper surface, with a contrasting bronze-green on the underneath. This lasts well into late summer. In autumn the foliage turns a fiery scarlet. Pixie has 5 medium sized, deeply cut, wide spreading lobes on each leaf. Shoots and bark are dark red and leaf stalks pink. Spring produces purple-red flowers followed by red winged fruits in autumn.

Pixie is a vigorous grower when young, but slows down to form a round topped bush up to 2m in height. Great for small gardens or container growing. Tolerates sun or part shade but early morning sun is best avoided to prevent leaf scorch. Likes fertile well drained soil. protect from cold winds.

As with most maples, very little pruning is required. Should it become necessary, it should only be carried out in the dormant season. Only remove dead, diseased or crossing branches.


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