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Acer Shirasawanum Aureum 10 Litre

Acer Shirasawanum Aureum 10 Litre

£49.95
Acer Shirasawanum Aureum 10 Litre.
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7 In stock
Quick Overview

10 Litre Acer 'Aureum' Something just a little special Height excluding pot 40-60cm Perfect for full sun or semi shade away from windy exposed areas. Bright green summer colours Eventual height upto 3 metres.

Plant Size (cm)
Plant Size (cm)
41cm - 60cm
Pot Size - Litre
Pot Size - Litre
10 Litre
Anticipated Height
Anticipated Height
2/3m
Toleration
Toleration
-10
Growth Speed
Growth Speed
Slow
Evergreen?
Evergreen?
No
7 In stock
Qty

Acer Shirasawanum Aureum 10 Litre: A truly Spectacular Acer cultivar.This rounded, golden-leafed Japanese maple provides an excellent focal point for a small garden. The striking foliage is best in partial or dappled shade, protected from cold, drying winds and excessive sun. One of our favourite Japanese Maples.

Best planted as a stand alone specimen where it can be seen unobstructed and admired.

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: Up to 3 metres tall with a 3 metre spread.

Growth Speed: Relatively slow.

Growth Habit: Upright, small rounded

Flowering Period: Not applicable.

Pruning: Not necessary

Foliage: New growth starts pale yellow through to gold. Foliage turns bright orange diuring summer before turning golden orange in autumn.

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.