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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
downy Japanese maple 'Vitifolium'
Acer palmatum 'Vitifolium'
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
'Vitifolium' is a large bushy deciduous shrub or small tree with large rounded 9-11 lobed leaves which turn purple, crimson and orange in autumn. Red flowers in clusters beneath the branches
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Clay, Sand, Chalk
Time to ultimate height
Grow in a moist but well-drained soil. Water in summer if necessary. Leaf colour is best in partial shade, although full sun can be tolerated. Leaf scorch can be caused by lack of soil moisture or excessive exposure
Propagate by grafting or softwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests Aphids and horse chestnut scale may be a problem
Verticillium wilt is sometimes a problem
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