Acer japonicum 'Vitifolium'

Acer japonicum 'Vitifolium'

Japanese maple

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Acer japonicum 'Vitifolium'
  • Common name: Japanese maple
  • Plant type: Tree
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous

Height: 5m

Spread: 5m

Flower colour:
  • Red
Foliage colours:
  • Golden
  • Green
  • Features: Autumn colour, Dramatic foliage

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Acer japonicum is a maple native to Japan and southern Korea. A small deciduous tree growing to a height of just 100cm, it’s a popular choice in small gardens. Japanese maples are known for their spectacular autumn colours, and there are many garden-worthy cultivars, which have been bred to produce an even more dramatic autumn show.  

Acer japonicum 'Vitifolium' can be grown as a shrub or small tree. It's a vigorous, bushy cultivar with more deeply cut leaves than other cultivars, and it provides a dramatic splash of autumn colour. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Acer japonicum 'Vitifolium' can be grown on its own as a feature in its own right, or among other plants in a mixed herbaceous border. It does best in a sheltered spot, where it's protected from the worst of the elements.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade, Partial shade
  • Aspect: North facing, East facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle, Back
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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