Acer japonicum ‘Acontifolium’ Acer

Acer

Description: Acer japonicum 'Acontifolium' is one of the best Acers for autumn colours. The deeply lobed and cut green leaves are almost fern-like. It's brilliant rich ruby-crimson autumn colours in some opinions, would place this small tree in the Japanese maple section. Produces a cluster of small, reddish-purple flowers in the spring before the leaves emerge. 

History: Introduced in Japan in 1888. 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

Attributes

  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Autumn colour
  • Flowering month: April
  • Do not prune
  • Needs well-draining site
  • S Size: Small
  • Growth rate: Slow

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