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Acer palmatum - 'Senkaki' (Coral Bark Maple)

Type Tree, Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Deciduous
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush, Architectural Form
Size N/A
Colours Medium green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Acer palmatum - Cultivation Notes

Plant in sheltered location avoiding exposure to intense sun or winds will scorch leaves. Plant in any rich moisture retentive yet free draining soil - avoiding very chalky soils. Maples are hardy and require minimal aftercare post establishment.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Acer palmatum:

  • Attractive autumn colour
  • Ornamental winter bark / tracery
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest

Weaknesses of Acer palmatum

  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations
  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers
  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils

Design & Plant Use for Acer palmatum:

  • Added winter interest from attractive bark or stems

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Common Missspellings: Asir, Acear, Aceia, Achea, Azea, Achia, Asire

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