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Acer Palmatum 'Atropurpureum' (Japanese Maple)

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Acer Palmatum 'Atropurpureum' (Japanese Maple)


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Position: full sun (but not south-facing)
Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained neutral to acid soil
Rate of growth: slow-growing
Flowering period: April to May
Hardiness: fully hardy
An elegant small tree, with deeply lobed dark purple-red leaves that turn fiery red in autumn, and tiny purple flowers in spring. This neat,slow-growing acer has an open habit, and looks dramatic silhouettednext to buildings, as a focal point in a small courtyard, or in a
Japanese-style garden. It needs a sheltered spot, away from strongwinds or all-day sunshine. It also looks good in a container.Garden care: Add a top-dressing of a well-balanced fertiliser around the base of a recently planted tree in late spring and keep it well watered. No routine pruning is necessary. Remove any dead, damaged or crossing branches in April.

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