Rare Maples

Acer palmatum 'Shigitatsu sawa' spring

Acer palmatum 'Shigitatsu sawa'

The pretty leaves display a network of prominently green-coloured veins and light yellow to light green interspaces. This variety is also known as 'Greenet' or 'Reticulatum'.  in the spring and early summer, the contrast is obvious. The unique marking is bright and holds well, especially if the plant is protected from the hot sun. Later, in the summer, the foliage darkens. In the autumn the leaves change to orange or rich red. This medium-sized, upright tree reaches 5 m high and 4 m in spread.A magnificent plant! Makes a perfect tree to grow in containers. Garden Care:Should be grown in moist but well-drained soil. This cultivar appreciates protection from the hot sun that tends to burn the leaves.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.

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Acer palmatum 'Shojo nomura'

Acer palmatum 'Shojo nomura'

Acer palmatum 'Shojo nomura' is a distinct colour form. It has a light bronze-red foliage in early spring. In the summer there is an undertone of green but it is strong over-shadowed with a bright orange-red. In the autumn it turns bright scarlet. This beautiful upright variety will grow to 3 m x 1.5 m  Garden Care:Should be grown in moist but well-drained soil. Leaf colour is best in partial shade.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.

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Acer palmatum 'Sumi nagashi'

Acer palmatum 'Sumi nagashi'

Acer palmatum 'Sumi nagashi' is a lovely large-leaved variety. The leaves are bright purple-red in the spring. Later they darken to become almost black-red or very deep maroon. Then the colour gradually changes to a deep green-red. The foliage holds the early colour better in afternoon shade. The autumn colour is crimson.This strong-growing semi-upright tree can reach ut to 6 m. Makes an excellent landscape plant.  Garden Care: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.

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