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Acer palmatum 'Deshojo'

Japanese maple

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous tree


Autumn colour, Colourful new growth



Skill level


photo by Geoff du Feu, copyright GAP Photos (168048)

Plant details

Deshojo' makes a stunning small tree which adds interest to the garden for months on end. its five-lobed leaves are a brilliant shade of shrimp pink when they ufurl in spring, turning to green during summer, and finally scarlet in autumn. Like other Japanese maples, it needs a sunny or partially shaded position which is protected from cold winds. The soil should be moist but well-drained. It is suitable for growing in a large container, using John Innes No 3 compost, but must be kept well watered.

Family: Aceraceae

Genus: Acer

Species: palmatum

Cultivar: Deshojo

Plant type: Deciduous tree

Feature: Autumn colour, Colourful new growth

Sun exposure: Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Chalky/alkaline, Boggy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 250cm

Spread: 250cm

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