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Acer pal Katsura
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Acer palmatum 'Katsura'

Japanese Maple

Description: Acer palmatum 'Katsura' is a delightful form of Japanese Maple with striking, spring growth. Five lobed leaves unfold a pale yellow with margins of brighter orange. As the season progresses into the summer, the leaves turn into yellowish-green with enhanced bright yellow and orange colours in the autumn. The name ‘Katsura’ means a 'Wig'.

History: Received an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society.

Acer Growing Tips: Very easy to grow in a wide range of well-drained soils. They thrive in sun but with partial shade to protect the leaves from scorch. A sheltered area away from strong winds is preferred.

Height and Spread (after 10 years) : 4m x 3m

General attributes

Award-winning Award-winning
Text Yellow Foliage
Text Bushy

Ornamental attributes

Small tree size after 10 years Small tree size after 10 years
Slow growth rate Slow growth rate
Interesting foliage Interesting foliage
Autumn colour Autumn colour
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Needs sheltered site Needs sheltered site
Shade tolerant Shade tolerant
Don't prune Don't prune
Suitable for patio Suitable for patio