Acer Palmatum Trompenburg: Acer Palmatum Trompenburg, one of the more unusual varieties of Japanese maple, this is a lovely smaller, hardy, Japanese Acer with purple / red leaves that turn a bright crimson in the autumn. The leaves are unusual in that they curl down slightly, as this is a relatively variety - its highly sought after for its leaves and form by collectors and makes a stunning contribution to a garden.
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 3 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: Purple/red through to crimson in Autumn Evergreen:
Winter Hardy: Yes