Acer henryi

Acer henryi

Japanese maple

  • Botanical name: Acer henryi
  • Common name: Japanese maple
  • Family: Sapindaceae
  • Plant Type: Tree, Deciduous
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Acer henryi is native to China and is rarely grown in Britain. Branching and multi-stemmed, it has dark green leaves, which develop dramatic red, orange or yellow autumn colour. It makes an attractive focal point.


For best results grow Acer henryi in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to dappled shade, in a sheltered position. 

How to grow Acer henryi

  • Plant size

    3.5m height

    3.5m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Do not Plant in February

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Take cuttings
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Do not Take cuttings in August

Do not Take cuttings in September

Do not Take cuttings in October

Do not Take cuttings in November

Do not Take cuttings in December


Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do not Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do Prune in June

Do Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Acer henryi and wildlife

Acer henryi has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Acer henryi poisonous?

Acer henryi has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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