Acer palmatum Brown Sugar Acer palmatum Brown Sugar
Acer palmatum Brown Sugar
Acer palmatum Brown Sugar

Acer palmatum 'Brown Sugar'

A fabulous, eye-catching Japanese Maple
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
  • Stunning foliage that changes colour from green in spring to bronzy chocolate, then fiery red in autumn.
  • Bright red stems during summer and winter set off the leaves beautifully.
  • A wonderful slow growing, compact tree and a fabulous specimen in a large pot.
  • Very hardy and easy to grow in sun or light shade.
  • Supplied as an established plant in a 19cm pot, reaching 2m (6½ft) in height and a spread of 1.5m (5ft).
19cm Pot - Item: 511164
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Product Description

‘Brown Sugar’ is a spectacular hardy Japanese Maple with leaves that change colour with the seasons.

Young spring foliage emerges fresh and green before changing to a lovely, warm bronzy chocolate colour, then as autumn arrives the leaves transform to fiery red before falling. The stems are as colourful as the leaves too, turning bright red during summer and winter, setting off the foliage beautifully.

Compact and slow-growing ‘Brown Sugar’ is an ideal specimen plant grown in a large pot, and a real eye-catcher on a patio or balcony. Preferring sun or light shade and slightly acidic soil, it’s very easy to grow and almost maintenance free, a wonderful addition to your garden, bring almost year-round interest.

Supplied as an established plant in a 19cm pot, reaching 2m (6½ft) in height and a spread of 1.5m (5ft).

What Is Supplied

Item 511164 supplied as:
Supplied as an established plant in a 19cm pot.

Plant Information

Top Tips

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

Care Guide

Planting Advice for your Acer

  • 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

  • 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

  • Acers generally do not need pruning, just remove any branches that are dead or damaged.
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Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
200cm
150cm
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Acer palmatum 'Brown Sugar'
Acer palmatum 'Brown Sugar'
19cm Pot
Item: 511164
Only £19.99