Acer palmatum Beni Maiko 7.5 Litre Pot
Acer Palmatum or Japanese Maples include ever increasing numbers of new and interesting forms almost by the month. They range from dwarf shrubs up to small trees.Acer Palmatum has a finely distinct pink flush, before becoming bronze-green and then green.
They are easy to grow and prefer a little dapple shade and a site out of strong winds.Best planted in slightly acidic soil and not too wet.
When pruning Japanese maples you should concider doing in Autumn/Winter when the sap is falling as doing it in spring can make them bleed too much and it is possible to lose entire limbs.
Beni Maiko has deeply lobed leaves opening bright red in spring fading to reddish pink, then turning green in summer and back to orange in autumn. Height can reach around 1.8 meters.