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A picture of a Japanese maple

Japanese maple

Acer palmatum var. heptalobum

Also known as

Maple

Photo by CandideUK (All rights reserved)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

5m

Max

6.5m

4m

Min

4m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Japanese maple Overview

This is a small tree with mid green, palmate leaves with mostly seven lobes per leaf, which are finely biserrate. Foliage turns shades of orange and red in the autumn.

Common problems with Japanese maple

How to propagate Japanese maple

Seed

Species are propagated by seed.

Grafting

By grafting or simple layering in late winter or early spring.

Layering

Budding

By budding in summer.

Other uses of Japanese maple

Ornamental, foliage Summer/Autumn interest.