Large Acer Palmatum Red Emperor 150/175cm 25 Litre: Acer Red Emperor a vigorous upright growing tree with translucent deep purple-red leaves. The colour is retained throughout the growing season, turning crimson in autumn. Ideal for large patio containers and borders preferably in acidic soil.
What to expect: Lovely established plants just as pictured.
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. 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.