Large Acer Palmatum Wilsons Pink Dwarf 20 Litre 150cm tall. Large Plants: Acer palmatum 'Wilson's Pink Dwarf' has stunning two tone deciduous foliage, young leaves emerge bright pink in spring turning green with hint of yellow, then bright red to orange during autumn. What makes this plant all the more stunning, is the green tones of the older leaves these acers are a great choice for those with limited space, height and spread at maturity approximately 2 metres x 2 metres.
What to expect: Your plant will arrive in a large 20 litre pot and with an actual size of approximately 150cm. Depending on the time of year purchased it will look just like the pictures, taken in May.
Best planted in a sunny spot through to partial shade ideally in an area sheltered from strong afternoon summer away from exposed frosty sites, as late spring frosts may damage new foliage.
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