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Acer palmatum 'Orange Dream'

Japanese Maple

Description: Acer palmatum 'Orange Dream' is a lovely slow-growing cultivar, similar to Acer palmatum ‘Katsura’ with an upright and bushy habit. Selected for it's refreshing spring-coloured foliage. It's seven lobed young leaves emerge fresh orange, quickly becoming a lemon-yellow colour with orange-tinged margins and tips. The leaves retain their colour until they change yellowish-green in the summer, often still with red tints edging the leaves. The autumn colours are bright yellow-gold turning crimson.

History: Introduced by Fratelli Gilardelli Nursery, near Milan, Italy in 1990. 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