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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 'Marlo'
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
'Marlo' is a bushy, upright, deciduous shrub with five- to seven-lobed palmate leaves. These are deep green, greyish towards the centre, with a broad, irregular, cream to pink margin turning deep pink in spring and autumn
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect West-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilSand, Loam, Clay
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moist, humus-rich, well-drained, acid to neutral soil. Hot dry air, cold wind and late frost may cause leaf scorching. Mulch in autumn to protect shallow roots from cold and drying out
Propagate by grafting or softwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Low Maintenance Flower borders and beds
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests Aphids and scale insects may be a problem
Coral spot and verticillium wilt may be a problem
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