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Japanese Maple 'Ariadne'

Acer palmatum (Matsumurae Group) 'Ariadne'

Also known as

Variegated Japanese Maple 'Ariadne'

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Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








50 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Japanese Maple 'Ariadne' Overview

Acer palmatum 'Ariadne' is a spreading dwarf deciduous tree that has deeply lobed leaves which are marbled with pink, cream, orange and in Spring bright green veins which develop to dark green to red in summer & orange in Autumn.

Common problems with Japanese Maple 'Ariadne'

How to harvest Japanese Maple 'Ariadne'

Collect ripe seed in autumn when they are brown and beginning to fall off the tree. Store in a paper bag and store in a cool and dry location.

How to propagate Japanese Maple 'Ariadne'



Take softwood cuttings in early summer.


Seeds will have cross-pollinated and unlikely to come true to its parent. They are still worth propagating as the resulting tree will have good colour or possibly be the next "new" must-have. If sowing fresh seed, soak them for twenty-four hours, before re-refrigerating (stratify, duplicate winter conditions) seeds for ninety days by mixing them with a small amount of compost in a plastic bag (with ventilation). The seeds can then be sown in individual pots or outdoors in warm locations. Alternatively, seeds collected and stored from the previous year can be sown in Spring direct in the ground or individual containers.



By budding in summer.

Special features of Japanese Maple 'Ariadne'

Attractive leaves

Autumn colour

Pot plant

Other uses of Japanese Maple 'Ariadne'

This low maintenance plant is ideal from including in Japanese style gardens as well as Rock, Cottage or Woodland gardens. It also can be grown in containers as specimen plants for foliage displays in urban courtyards.