Large Established Acer Palmatum Osakazuki 20 Litre: Here at Charellagardens this is definitely our favourite Japanese maple, many people talk about this plant for its stunning autumn colour personally we prefer the gorgeous green leaves it produces in the summer months. It has large, seven-lobed, mid-green leaves, 10cm to 12cm (4in to 5in) long, which turn stunning scarlet red in autumn.
New 2021 summer season stock 100/125cm.
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: A slow to medium growing Acer.
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: Very early growth is red almost purple this quickly changes to stunning lime green this gradually turns darker as summer progresses as Autumn begins it slowly turns to a dark scarlett red with no trace of the green leaves it left behind, this is one of the best Acer's for colour change, it also one of the best at keeping foliage into late autumn
Evergreen: No deciduous
Winter Hardy: Yes