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Japanese maple | Acer palmatum 'Katsura' | 15L Pot

RHS Award of Garden Merit
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Stunning Japanese maple

Bring many beautiful colours to your garden throughout the year. This deciduous Acer is a RHS Award of Garden Merit winner and the perfect ornamental tree for many a garden. Low maintenance and hardy, add this gorgeous plant to your garden today.

  • Hardy tree
  • Deciduous
  • Colourful foliage
  • Low maintenance
  • Award of Garden Merit
  • Flowering Period: spring
  • Foliage Colour: Pink/Orange (spring), Green (summer), Orange (autumn)
  • Flower Colour: Red
  • Eventual Height and Spread: Up to 4m X 4m
  • Height on Arrival: 150-175cm
  • Age: 3 Years
  • Supplied As: 15L Pot
  • Habit: Bushy

About your plant: Your plant will arrive from a specialist nursery in the UK with staff who have put time and care into growing your tree. 

Packaging:  All trees arrive in an cardboard box which is designed to keep them secure. This prevents them from moving around on their journey and ensures they arrive safely at your door. 

Maple trees are easy to grow. Their growth and output will likely be excellent providing you follow our planting and care instructions:

Hardiness: Maple trees can be found growing throughout temperate regions of the world, and are therefore well adapted to the UK climate.

Containerised trees have planting requirements, detailed below:

Watering: With containerised trees, it is important to drench their root ball before planting.

Pruning: You should free any spiralized roots growing around their rootball's circumference.

Planting: The pot should sit no lower than an inch below the ground. You should dig a hole that is twice the radius of their rootball. Stake your trees no more than 2 - 3 inches from the stem, and make sure that they are pointing away from the prevailing wind. Fill the planting hole with a mix of compost and garden soil, finishing with fertiliser and mycorrhizal fungi. Take care to not compress the soil.

Once you are happy with your efforts, give your tree a generous watering.

Add mulch on top (this can be bark and wood chippings, compost, manure, leaf-mould, and stones), and ensure that these do not touch the stem of the tree.

Tie the stake to your tree (and leave space for growth), and place a rabbit guard around your tree to protect it from harmful pests.

Apply fertiliser and replace decomposed mulch come spring. In autumn, remove fallen leaves to prevent the risk of disease. You should also make sure that the ties are not rubbing your tree.

Below we address some common query topics:

Soil: Well-drained or moist but well-drained soil will help your maple to thrive. Don't plant them in soil that easily becomes waterlogged as this can lead to problems. Also try not to compress the soil when planting, give them room to breathe!

Position: Japanese maples prefer dappled shade. Also planting your tree in a sheltered spot will help prevent uprooting in strong winds.

Pots: Japanese maples are perfect for pots and will benefit from mildly acidic soil. Potting with a mix of ericaceous compost and garden soil will produce a slightly acidic pH and a better soil structure overall. You may find that the pH rises over time, but you can maintain the acidity by watering with rainwater, and using pine needles and conifer bark as mulch.

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Is Collection/Mix? No
Needs Ericaceous Compost? No
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