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Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum

Japanese maples are tree like large shrubs prized for their beautiful leaf colours and shapes.

Soil types
Likes moist, free draining sandy, loamy soil. Heavy or compacted soils should be avoided.
Location
Tolerates sun but a lightly shaded location is preferable.
Flowers
Red/purple racemes in May.
Fruits
Clusters of flowers, first red then turning brown, very attractive.
Roots
Shallow and sensitive roots.