Japanese Red Maple - 10 Acer palmatum seeds
Japanese maple (Acer palmatum) is a deciduous shrub or small tree with a broad, rounded shape. Acer palmatum is native to China, Korea and Japan, this lovely plant is greatly admired and is grown in landscapes all over the world.
Acer palmatum is red leaved & makes for an amazing maple bonsai tree. This is one of the most beautiful small trees for an ornamental landscape. Acer palmatum is perfectly suited as a specimen tree, an accent in a mixed border, or in a container on the patio. It anchors the Japanese style garden.
Japanese Maple acer palmatum has been cultivated in Japan for centuries and in temperate areas around the world since the 1800s. The first specimen of the tree reached England in 1820.
Almost all acer palmatum trees are adaptable and blend well with companion plants. The trees are particularly suitable for borders and ornamental paths because the root systems are compact and not invasive. Well drained soil is preferred, and the trees grow strongest when they are not over-fertilized. Many varieties of Acer palmatum maples are successfully grown in containers.
Acer Palmatum(japanese maple) needs a fertile, well drained, acidic soil with filtered to full shade, the latter being best in warmer regions. It will take sub-tropical heat. Highly frost resistant it is not drought tolerant and needs regular watering.
Japanese maple acer palmatum will grow from seeds, and seedlings tend to be faster growing, stronger and more drought tolerant than cultivars.
Over 1,000 acer palmatum cultivars have been chosen for particular characteristics, which are typically propagated by asexual reproduction such as cuttings, tissue culture, budding or grafting. Some of these acer palmatum are not in cultivation in the Western world or have been lost over the generations, but many new acer palmatum cultivars are developed each decade. Acer palmatum Cultivars are chosen for phenotypical aspects such as leaf shape and size (shallowly to deeply lobed, some also palmately compound), leaf colour (ranging from chartreuse through dark green or from red to dark purple, others variegated with various patterns of white and pink), bark texture and colour, and acer palmatum growth pattern.
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