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Acer Palmatum Jerre Schwartz Specimen 125/150cm. 50 Litre

Acer Palmatum Jerre Schwartz Specimen 125/150cm. 50 Litre

£299.95
Large Acer Jerre Schwartz 50 Litre.
Large Acer Jerre Schwartz 50 Litre. Large Acer Jerre Schwartz 50 Litre.
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Quick Overview

50 Litre Acer 'Jerre Schwartz'. Fully winter hardy. Perfect for well drained moist well drained soils away from exposed windy sights. Summer colour is red with a touch of green before turning bright red in Autumn. Maximum height upto 2 metres with a 1 metre spread.

Plant Size (cm)
Plant Size (cm)
125 - 150cm
Pot Size - Litre
Pot Size - Litre
50 Litre
Anticipated Height
Anticipated Height
3m
Toleration
Toleration
-10
Growth Speed
Growth Speed
Slow
Evergreen?
Evergreen?
No
2 In stock
Qty

Acer Palmatum Jerre Schwartz 50 Litre Large:  A compact of Japanese Maple. The first foliage to emerge early spring has a slight touch of pink before slowly turning bronze and green then vibrant red in Autumn. This variety has a very upright habit and is perfectly suited to both container and ground planting. Whilst Acer plants are not fully fledged lime hating or ericaceous plants, they do tend to do better when planted in acid soil, if you are in doubt of your soil type sprinkle some sulphur over the planting area, do this during still weather as it will be in dust form this will lower the lime content and raise acid. If pot planting go for a good quality ericaceous compost. 

Pictures taken in March, foliage is just starting to show. 

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: Upto 3 metres tall with a 3 metre spread.

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: Starts pink then green with a touch of red then dark red in Autumn

Evergreen: No deciduous

Winter Hardy: Yes

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. 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. Repotting 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