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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Japanese maple 'Beni-tsukasa'
Acer can be deciduous trees or large shrubs with paired, often palmately-lobed leaves and small flowers followed by characteristic winged fruits. Many have fine autumn colour, and some have ornamental stems
'Beni-tsukasa' is a willowy, relatively small cultivar with bright orange autumn leaf colour. Tapered five-lobed orange-red young leaves become peachy-yellow with shades of pink and red, before turning green with yellow-green veining, faint variegation and flecks in the summer
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Clay, Sand, Chalk
pHAcid, Neutral, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
Grow in any moisture-retentive, well-drained soil in a sheltered position. Leaf colour is best in partial shade, although full sun can be tolerated if soil is reliably moist. Leaf scorch can be caused by lack of soil moisture or excessive exposure. Suits container cultivation but attention to watering is needed in dry spells during the growing season
Propagate by grafting in late winter or softwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Pruning group 1 from late autumn to midwinter only
Pests Aphids and horse chestnut scale may be a problem
Verticillium wilt, acer leaf scorch and honey fungus are sometimes a problem
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