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Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Ornatum'

Japanese maple

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Plant type

Deciduous tree


Autumn colour



Skill level


Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Ornatum'

Plant details

Japanese maples are one of the best small trees for the garden. 'Ornatum' is no exception, and is well-loved for its lace-like, filgree leaves which are green in summer, then yellow in autumn. Like other Japanese maples, it needs a partially shaded spot 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: var. dissectum 'Ornatum

Plant type: Deciduous tree

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Autumn colour

Sun exposure: Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 300cm

Spread: 300cm

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I have an established Japanese maple grown in a large container and over the last week its leaves have become dry and brittle. Can you offer advice on the best treatment?

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