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Acer Palmatum Garnet 7.5 Litre

Acer Palmatum Garnet 7.5 Litre

£34.95
Acer Palmatum Garnet by Charellagardens
Acer Palmatum Garnet by Charellagardens Acer Palmatum Garnet 7.5 Litre Acer Palmatum Garnet 7.5 Litre
6 In stock
Quick Overview

Stunning Japanese Red-Purple Maple. Exactly as you see in the picture, winter hardy and ideal for full sun or partial shade, not suited to a toltally to shady a spot as this will make the leaves green rather than bright red.  For best result plant in Acid soil or ericaceous compost in moist well drained areas.

Plant Size (cm)
Plant Size (cm)
81cm - 100cm
Pot Size - Litre
Pot Size - Litre
7.5 Litre
Anticipated Height
Anticipated Height
2m+
Toleration
Toleration
-10
Growth Speed
Growth Speed
Slow
Evergreen?
Evergreen?
No
6 In stock
Qty

Acer Palmatum Garnet 7.5 Litre:- Very Well Established Plants.  Garnet is an upright Acer plant with a cascading habit,from horizontal branches,highest quality.Easily grown in moist, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Leaves will be slightly greenish if planted in too much shade. Site in locations protected from strong winds. We also recommend pruning is kept to a minimum, but if you believe its required it should be done late Autumn to mid Winter.Brilliant bright red foliage emerges in early spring,this slowly turns into crimson red as the summer progresses,then deep crimson as we approach late summer,then vivid purple before the leaves drop in late Autumn.

One of the most popluar Acer cultivar in the UK

What to expect: Lovely strong plants supplied in 7.5 litre pots, pictures are summer 2020 stock. 

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: New growth emerges bright red turning a dark crimson as summer progresses

Evergreen: No deciduous

Winter Hardy: Yes

Acer plants prefer Acid soil although this is not an absolute necessity it will help the plant reach its full potential. If you have unsuccessfully tried to grow Azalea, Rhododendron, 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. Re-potting 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