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Acer japonicum 'Vitifolium'

Downy Japanese maple

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous tree

Flower colour



Autumn colour, Dramatic foliage



Skill level


Acer japonicum 'Vitifolium'

Plant details

The leaves of this vigorous, bushy cultivar are more deeply cut than the species acer, and provide a dramatic splash of autumn colour. Adding a strong architectural presence to any garden, it requires little maintenance. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Aceraceae

Genus: Acer

Species: japonicum

Cultivar: Vitifolium

Plant type: Deciduous tree

Flower colour: Red

Foliage colour: Purple, Mid-green, Golden

Feature: Autumn colour, Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 500cm

Spread: 500cm

Flowering period: March to April

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