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Large Acer Palmatum Black Lace 12 Litre.

Large Acer Palmatum Black Lace 12 Litre.

£59.95
Acer Palmatum Black Lace. Large plants in 12 litre pots. October 2016
Acer Palmatum Black Lace. Large plants in 12 litre pots. October 2016 Acer Palmatum Black Lace. Large plants in 12 litre pots. October 2016
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Quick Overview

Acer Palmatum Black Lace an extremely dark foliaged Japanese Maple, large plants that can reach heights in excess off 3 metres with a similar spread,. For best results plant in acid soil or ericaceous compost.

Plant Size (cm)
Plant Size (cm)
81cm - 100cm
Pot Size - Litre
Pot Size - Litre
12 Litre
Anticipated Height
Anticipated Height
3m
Toleration
Toleration
-10
Growth Speed
Growth Speed
Medium
Evergreen?
Evergreen?
No
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Acer Palmatum Japanese Maple Black Lace Established Plants 12 Litre Pot: Black Lace is a relatively quick growing Japanese maple, foliage emerges dark red and as the name suggests darkens to almost black as the season progresses. Autumn colour is deep red. Leaves are deeply cut and fine. Shape at maturity is vase like and spreading.  It is best suited to a partially sunny spot, in warmer parts of the country its is advisable to keep out of hot sunshine. 

What to expect: Your plant will arrive very well established in a 12 litre pot with an approximate height of approximately 100cm excluding pot.

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 a great choice for pot or ground.

Eventual height and spread: Upto 3.5 metres with an approximate spread of 3.5 metres..

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: Emerges pinkish-yellow, then geen for summer, bright yellow in Autumn

Evergreen: No deciduous

Winter Hardy: Yes. It may be advisable if planted in a pot to protect the roots by wrapping the pot on bubble wrap during harsh winters or in the colder parts of the UK

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, Camellia it is quite possible your soil has a high lime content. It 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 from frost damage. 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.