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The Japanese maple is a deciduous shrub or small tree, grown for the attractive foliage, plant shape, and manageable size . There are hundreds of different cultivars selected for their decorative leaf shapes and colours, growth form, height, and different growing conditions. Some are at their best with the new spring growth, some are best for the autumn colour. The maple makes a good garden specimen, shade plant, can be container grown, also good for bonsai culture.
A hardy and adaptable plant, with few pests and diseases. Can be troubled by root rots in overly wet conditions.
The Japanese maple prefers a protected position in dappled or part shade, but can also handle full sun or quite shady spots. It can suffer leaf scorch if it gets too much sun, wind or dry conditions. It is best in a sandy soil with lots of organic matter, but are adaptable to most soils, apart from very boggy ones.
Flower colour: not specified
Flowering season: not specified
Maximum height: 10 metres
Minimum height: 5 metres
Maximum width: not specified
Minimum width: not specified
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
The frost tolerance of this plant is not specified.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.
Loam: moist, well-drained.
Clay: moist, well-drained.
Sand: moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5.5-7.5
Root rots in wet conditions
Planting season: not specified.
Types of fertiliser: not specified.