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Acer Palmatum Dissectum Garnet 7.5 Litre

Acer Palmatum Dissectum Garnet 7.5 Litre

£34.95
Acer Palmatum Garnet 7.5 Litre - May 2016
Acer Palmatum Garnet 7.5 Litre - May 2016 Acer Palmatum Garnet 7.5 Litre - May 2016
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Quick Overview

Stunning Acer Palmatum Garnet Large 7.5 Litre Plants Beautiful Autumn colour provided at a height Inclusive of pot 100-110 cm. Eventual height upto 4 metres Fully Hardy Perfect for moist well drained soils happy in full sun or partially shaded areas.

Plant Size (cm)
Plant Size (cm)
81cm - 100cm
Pot Size - Litre
Pot Size - Litre
7.5 Litre
Anticipated Height
Anticipated Height
70-80 cm ex pot
Toleration
Toleration
-5
Growth Speed
Growth Speed
Slow
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Acer Palmatum Garnet 7.5 Litre Plants:  The beautiful, dark red leaved Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Garnet Dissectum') shrub is very striking in any garden. An exquisite and highly decorative variety that is distinctive for its magnificent, slender, dark red leaves. The fabulous colourful foliage of this hardy ornamental shrub looks wonderful on the patio or decking. As it grows fairly slowly it is very suitable for small gardens and can even be planted in a spacious pot or tub.

What to expect: Your plant will arrive planted in a large 7.5 litre/ 26cm Pot. It will have an actual size excluding the pot of approximately 70 to 80cm, and will depending on the time of year purchased will look just like the picture. 

 

Planting Position: Best planted in a sunny spot through to partial shade ideally in an area sheltered from strong afternoon summer sun. Also away from exposed frosty sites, as late spring frosts may damage new foliage.

Soil: While acer plants are not fully fledged Ericaceous or Lime Hating plants they do prefer soil with a high Acid content.

Suitable for container planting: Yes equally as happy in the pot or the ground.

Eventual height and spread: Upto 3 metres tall with a 2 metre spread.

Growth Speed: Relatively slow.

Growth Habit: Upright and bushy.

Flowering Period: Not applicable.

Pruning: Not really a requirement. However if you choose to, hard Pruning should be done in the dormant months November through to early February.

Some light pruning can also be undertaken during the growing season to help create a defined shape for your plant Foliage: Begins mid red in early March before turning scarlett during the summer months

Evergreen: No deciduous

Winter Hardy: Yes.

Acer plants prefer acid soil although this is not an aboslute necessity it will help the plant reach its full potential. If you have unsuccessfully tried to grow Azalea, Rhododendren, Pieris, Camellias the chances are your soil has a high lime content. Soil can be improved by adding Ericaceous compost to the planting hole this will lower the lime content and raise acid. If pot planted best choice is John Innes Ericaceous Compost this is a specially formulated sterilised loam based, lime free compost with essential foods for plants such as Acer Palmatum. Also in the coldest areas it may be advisable wrap the pots in a winter fleece or bubble wrap during the coldest months, this will help protect the roots. Repotting in fresh compost should be considered every 2 years. Ensure an adequate water supply and feed approximately every 6-8 weeks from early spring through to mid-summer.