Acer palmatum var. matsumurae

Acer palmatum var. matsumurae

Japanese maple

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does 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 var. matsumurae
  • Common name: Japanese maple
  • Family: Sapindaceae
  • Plant Type: Tree, Deciduous
Foliage colour:

Green

Acer palmatum var. matsumurae is a compact growing acer, bearing deeply cut lobed leaves of red purple, maturing to bronze-green in summer. In autumn its leaves turn dramatic shades of purple and orange.

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Like other Japanese maples, Acer palmatum var. matsumurae 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.

How to grow Acer palmatum

  • Plant size

    2.7m height

    2.7m spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

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 Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do 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 not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do 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 not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does 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

Prune
Prune

Do Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do not Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do Prune in November

Do Prune in December

Acer palmatum and wildlife

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

Is Acer palmatum poisonous?

Acer palmatum 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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