Acer palmatum Atropurpureum Japanese Maple Acer palmatum Atropurpureum Japanese Maple Acer palmatum Atropurpureum Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum Atropurpureum Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum Atropurpureum Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum Atropurpureum Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum' Japanese Maple

The classic Japanese Maple - quite possibly the most beautiful of the autum-coloured trees
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
  • This stunning Acer is guaranteed to make an impact in your garden for years to come!
  • Fully hardy, the stunning foliage changes colour throughout the year, producing an amazing array of colours in autumn
  • Slow growing, making it ideal for growing in large pots or smaller gardens
  • Deep burgundy-purple leaves that turn a brilliant shade of red as they fall
  • Supplied as a 2L potted plant, and grows to 5-6m tall in 20 years
1 x 2L Potted Plant - Item: 510649
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Product Description

This stunning Acer is guaranteed to make an impact in your garden for years to come! Fully hardy even in the coldest winters it loses its leaves in winter, only to burst with incredible colour in spring. The stunning foliage changes colour throughout the year, producing an amazing array of colours in autumn.

Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum' has a classic deep burgundy-purple leaves that turn an even more brilliant shade of bright red in Autumn, just before they fall. The classic red-leaved maple, ideal in large pots, shade or sun, in traditional and modern garden styles.

Acers are slow growing, making them ideal for growing in large pots or smaller gardens, where once planted, they are very easy to maintain, and reward you with gorgeous foliage displays for many years. They do well in light shade, as the brightest summer hot sun can scorch the paler coloured leaves occasionally.

Supplied as an established plant in a 2L pot, ready to pot up or plant out.

What Is Supplied

Item 510649 supplied as:
Supplied as an established plant in a 2L pot, ready for potting on or planting out

Plant Information

Top Tips

Leaf colour is best in partial shade, although full sun can be tolerated.

Care Guide

Planting Advice for your Acer palmatum Atropurpureum:

  • If your soil is slightly acidic, then you have the perfect conditions to grow Japanese maples - however do not worry if you have not as most can be grown in other soils as long as they are not wet, dry or very alkaline.
  • If growing in a pot, use a 50/50 mix of ericaceous and multipurpose compost if you can - although again don't worry overly about this.
  • If planting in the garden, prepare a wide hole and loosen the soil with a fork, incorporating organic matter as needed to improve moisture retention and condition.
  • Plant your Acer so that the top of the root ball is just slightly below ground level.
  • Fill the planting hole with soil and heel well in. Water well.

 

Aftercare advice for your Acer palmatum:

  • Leaf colour is best in partial shade, although full sun can be tolerated as long as the plant is well watered.
  • Avoid exposed places as leaves can suffer with windburn (scorch), especially if the plant is dry.
  • Allow your Japanese Maple to get used to a whole day in the sun by starting it off in the shade, then standing it in its final sunny spot (in pot or in the garden soil) for one hour longer every day for a week.
  • Water regularly and deeply.
  • Feed with our specialist Acer feed.
  • Mulch every couple of years with well-rotted garden compost or well-rotted manure or leaf mould.

 

Pruning advice for your Acer Atropurpureum:

  • Acers generally do not need pruning, just remove any branches that are dead or damaged.
Planting / Flowering Calendar
Best Time To Plant
When Your Plant Will Flower
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
150cm
150cm
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