Compare the specifications of Acer palmatum varieties.

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Tree Acer palmatum Japanese Maple




Description Acer palmatum can vary in height and size a little because they are grown from seed but in all cases it is a lovely small tree and very popular. They have a five lobed leaf and light green spring foliage usually turning deep orange and crimson in autumn.    
Mature Size 4 x 4m    
Uses Ideal for small gardens, attractive street trees and can also be grown in containers, ensuring the container is large enough.    
Position & Soil The leaves can be easily spoilt by sun and wind, so a part shade or afternoon shade position is ideal. Avoid a location that is unprotected from north or west afternoon sun, or hot winds in summer. They will thrive in well drained, organic rich soil.    
Pot sizes
in production
• 40cm/27L (1.2-1.5m)
• 50cm/52L (2.0-2.5m)
• 200L (2.3-2.5m)
Substitutes Acacia implexa
Acer 'Flame'
Acer elegantulum
Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'
Cercis chinensis
Cercis siliquastrum
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