Best planted in a sunny or partially shaded spot. Pixie is one of the few Acer cultivars that will not suffer leaf scorch if you choose to plant in a southerly facing spot, this is applicable even in warmer areas of the UK
Suitable for container planting: Yes equally as happy in the pot or the ground.
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
Acer plants prefer acid soil although this is not an aboslute necessity it will help the plant reach its full potential. If you have unsuccessfully tried to grow Azalea, Rhododendren, 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. Ericaceous Compost is a specially formulated sterilised loam based, lime free compost with essential foods for plants such as Acer Palmatum.
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.
Eventual Height and spread: Upto 2 metres tall with a similar spread, however these are slow growing plants so these sizes will take quite some time to acheive.
Ensure an adequate water supply and feed approximately every 6-8 weeks from early spring through to mid-summer
Foliage: Bright pink, then green/yellow and orange in Autumn
Growth Speed: Relatively slow.
Growth Habit: Upright and bushy.
Flowering Period: Not applicable.
Foliage: Bright red through to deep purple then ruby red in Autumn
Evergreen: No Deciduous