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Acer palmatum ‘Kagiri-nishiki’

Japanese maple

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Acer palmatum 'Kagiri-nishiki'
  • Common name: Japanese maple
  • Family: Sapindaceae
  • Plant Type: Tree, Deciduous
Foliage colour:

Variegation

Acer palmatum is a deciduous, woody shrub native to parts of Asia and Russia. There are many garden-worthy cultivars available, which have been bred for their leaf shapes and colours.

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Acer palmatum ‘Kagiri-Nishiki’ is a variegated Japanese maple, bearing deeply lobed, mid-green leaves with a slightly bluish tinge and with pink and white margins, throughout summer. Leaves turn crimson-gold before falling in autumn.

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For best results, grow ‘Kagiri-Nishiki’ in sun or partial shade, and protect it from the harshest winds, which may cause leaf scorch. 

How to grow Acer 'Kagiri-nishiki'

  • Plant size

    4m height

    4m spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, south facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle, back

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade, partial shade
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline / acidic

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do not Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Acer 'Kagiri-nishiki' and wildlife

Acer 'Kagiri-nishiki' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Acer 'Kagiri-nishiki' poisonous?

Acer 'Kagiri-nishiki' 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