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Japanese Maple 'Jerre Schwartz'

Acer palmatum (Dwarf Group) 'Jerre Schwartz'

Also known as

Acer 'Jerre Schwartz', Dwarf Japanese Maple 'Jerre Schwartz'

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Partial Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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A close up of the red, yellow-green leaves of Acer 'Jerre Schwartz'
A close up of the red leaves of Acer 'Jerre Schwartz'

Japanese Maple 'Jerre Schwartz' Overview

Acer palmatum 'Jerre Schwartz'' is a compact deciduous shrub that forms a small, round-topped, dwarf standard tree. It produces bright pink leaves in spring which then develop through to a dark green colour, before turning a stunning dark red again in Autumn. Commonly known by the names Japanese Maple 'Jerre Schwartz'' and Maple 'Jerre Schwartz', its mature height of 1.5m after 5-10 years makes it a good choice to include in smaller gardens or larger containers. It has insignificant flowers in spring followed by winged fruits in spring/summer. It likes a sheltered position in partial shade. Leaf colour will be more impressive when grown in a slightly shaded area, but it will tolerate full sun if soil conditions are moist enough. Otherwise, leaf scorch may occur. It prefers soil that is on the acid, rather than the alkaline side, that is moist but well-drained. So keep well watered during dry spells (and regularly water newly planted trees). Additional plant feed may be required for potted or container-grown specimens. Acers can also benefit from spring and/or winter mulching with a helping of ericaceous material such as pine needles or chopped bracken. Little to no pruning is recommended, however removing dead or unwanted branches can be done in late autumn to midwinter. A low-maintenance, architectural plant, Acer palmatum 'Jerre Schwartz' is a welcome addition to many garden styles, including courtyards, rock gardens and Japanese style gardens.

Common problems with Japanese Maple 'Jerre Schwartz'

How to propagate Japanese Maple 'Jerre Schwartz'



Take soft wood cuttings in early summer.

Special features of Japanese Maple 'Jerre Schwartz'

Attractive leaves

Autumn colour

Pot plant

Other uses of Japanese Maple 'Jerre Schwartz'

Acer palmatum's have been given an OPALS rating of 5, use with moderation in a low allergen planting scheme.