Acer Palmatum Atropurpureum
The Acer palmatum Atropurpureum, commonly known as the Japanese Maple or Red Japanese Maple, is a stunning deciduous tree renowned for its striking deep red or purple foliage. It is a variety of the Acer palmatum species, which is native to Japan and Korea. This small to medium-sized tree has an attractive, compact and bushy appearance. The leaves of the Atropurpureum are deeply lobed and palm-shaped, giving them a delicate and elegant look. During the spring and summer, the leaves display a rich, deep red or purple colour, which intensifies with the changing seasons, creating a captivating visual display in your garden or landscape. In addition to its captivating foliage, the Acer palmatum Atropurpureum produces small, inconspicuous reddish-purple flowers in the spring, which add a touch of subtle beauty to the tree. These flowers are followed by the appearance of winged seeds or “helicopters” in late summer or early autumn.
This Japanese Maple variety is popular among gardeners and landscaping enthusiasts due to its graceful appearance and the vibrant colour it brings to any garden or landscape. It makes a good focal point in gardens, as a border plant, or even in containers. Being a deciduous tree, it provides interest and beauty throughout the growing season, shedding its leaves in the fall to reveal its graceful branching structure
Name: Acer Palmatum Atropurpureum
Approx. Height and spread: 4-8 x 4-8M
Position: Sun – Part Shade (Sheltered position)
Soil Ph: Acid – Neutral
Moisture: Moist but well drained
Hardiness: Frost Hardy
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