Acer palmatum 'Orange Dream'

Acer palmatum ‘Orange Dream’

  • Botanical name: Acer palmatum 'Orange Dream'
  • Plant Type: Tree, Deciduous
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Acer palmatum ‘Orange Dream’ is a lovely Japanese maple, bred in Italy. In spring, the leaves are tinged with yellow and orange, turning lime green as summer progresses. In autumn, the leaves turn brilliant shades of yellow and orange before falling. The bark is bright green; in spring small red flowers appear. 


Acer palmatum ‘Orange Dream’ has an elegant, open habit and is perfect for growing as a focal point in a mixed border or lawn. The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM). Read more about growing Japanese maples.


Like other Japanese maples, Acer palmatum ‘Orange Dream’ thrives in partial shade. For best results grow in moist but well-drained soil and shelter from cold winds. It’s well suited to growing in a large container, as long as it’s kept well watered. Read more about planting an acer in a pot. It doesn’t need routine pruning.

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How to grow Acer 'Orange Dream'

  • Plant size

    3m height

    3m spread

  • Aspect

    East facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle, back

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade

Acer 'Orange Dream' and wildlife

Acer 'Orange Dream' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Acer 'Orange Dream' poisonous?

Acer 'Orange Dream' 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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