Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium'
downy Japanese maple 'Aconitifolium'
'Aconitifolium' is a large bushy deciduous shrub or small tree. Leaves rounded, with 7-11 deeply cut main lobes, turning crimson in autumn. Flowers red, hanging beneath the shoots in spring
SynonymsAcer japonicum 'Aconitifolium Maiku Jaku'
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Ultimate height4–8 metres
Time to ultimate height10–20 years
Ultimate spread4–8 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
South–facing or West–facing or East–facing
- Native to the UK
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
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How to grow
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
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Low Maintenance
Aphids and horse chestnut scale may be a problem
Verticillium wilt is sometimes a problem
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