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Acer palmatum 'Shirazz' (P/v)

Japanese maple 'Shirazz'

'Shirazz' is an upright, spreading, then arching shrub or small tree with deeply lobed, palmate leaves, emerging reddish purple with reddish pink margins, turning to olive green with irregular cream or pink margins before becoming orange-red in autumn

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Size
Ultimate height
4–8 metres
Time to ultimate height
10–20 years
Ultimate spread
2.5–4 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Pink Purple Red Variegated
Summer Cream Green Pink
Autumn Orange Red
Winter
Position
  • Full shade
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or East–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Sapindaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Columnar upright
Genus

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

Name status

Accepted

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How to grow

Cultivation

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. See Japanese maple cultivation

Propagation

Propagate by grafting, softwood cuttings or layering

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Architectural
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Low Maintenance
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Pruning group 1, pruning if necessary only from late autumn to midwinter

Pests

Aphids and horse chestnut scale may be a problem

Diseases

Verticillium wilt may be a problem

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