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Acer Palmatum Pixie Large Plants 10 litre Pot

Acer Palmatum Pixie Large Plants 10 litre Pot

£39.95
Acer Palmatum Pixie. Large plants in 12 litre pot.
Acer Palmatum Pixie. Large plants in 12 litre pot. Acer Palmatum Pixie. Large plants in 12 litre pot.
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Quick Overview
  • Beautiful deep red foliage.
  • Similar to bloodgood, only smaller at maturity
  • Plants are large established specimens presented in a 10 litre pot.
  • Actual plant height excluding the pot 60/80cm.
  • Leaves emerge bright red and darken as the season progresses
Plant Size (cm)
Plant Size (cm)
61cm - 80cm
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
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Large Acer Palmatum Pixie 10 Litre 60/80cm: Acer Palmatum Pixie' Is similar in looks and appearance to the more commonly know Acer Bloodgood, foliage emerges bright red before the colour deepens during summer, autumn is colour is fire red, these acers are a great choice for those with limited space, height and spread at maturity approximately 2 metres so considerably smaller than Bloodgood. Unlike some other varieties of Acer that can suffer from leaf scorch these plants can withstand full sun even in the warmer parts of the Uk.

What to expect: Your plant will arrive in a large 10 litre pot and with an actual plant size of 60/80cm5cm. 

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