Acer palmatum 'Chiyo-hime'
Japanese maple ( syn. Acer Little Princess )
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- 3 litre pot - 40cm
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This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.
- Position: partial shade
- Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained neutral to acid soil
- Rate of growth: slow-growing
- Hardiness: fully hardy
This gorgeous Japanese maple has a dense, compact habit, which makes it particularly well suited to pots and containers (provided they are kept well watered). Each spring, its new foliage emerges with an intense, claret-coloured flush that fades as the leaves mature. Throughout summer, the leaves retain a fresh green colour, then take on yellow and orange overtones in autumn before they fall. Its colourful foliage provides a long season of interest, and this will also make it a stand-out specimen in the shrub border.
- Garden care: Add a top-dressing of a well-balanced fertiliser around the base of a recently planted tree in late spring and keep it well watered. No routine pruning is required, just remove any dead, damaged or crossing branches in late autumn or winter when they are fully dormant. Protect from drying winds.