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Acer palmatum cv atropurpureum

Acer palmatum cv atropurpureum

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Plant Description

Acer palmatum cv atropurpureum, commonly known as the Japanese Maple, is a captivating ornamental tree celebrated for its striking deep purple foliage. In this expert guide, we'll delve into the description of this cultivar and provide comprehensive cultivation tips to help you successfully grow and care for this stunning addition to your garden.

Acer palmatum cv atropurpureum features deeply lobed leaves with an intense purple-red hue, making it a standout specimen in any landscape. During the spring months, its foliage emerges with vibrant crimson tones, gradually maturing into a rich, deep purple as the season progresses. Come autumn, this cultivar undergoes a breathtaking transformation, showcasing fiery shades of red and orange, adding a dramatic flair to the fall landscape. Its compact size and graceful, weeping habit further enhance its ornamental appeal, making it an ideal choice for small gardens, containers, or as a focal point in larger landscapes.

Cultivation Tips for Acer palmatum cv atropurpureum:

  1. Site Selection: Choose a location that receives partial shade to protect the foliage from scorching sun exposure, particularly during the hottest parts of the day. Well-drained soil with a slightly acidic pH is optimal for healthy growth.

  2. Planting: When planting Acer palmatum cv atropurpureum, ensure the root ball is planted at the same depth as it was in the container. Amend the soil with organic matter such as compost to improve soil structure and fertility.

  3. Watering: Maintain consistent moisture levels, especially during periods of drought or extreme heat. However, avoid overwatering, as excessive moisture can lead to root rot. Mulching around the base of the tree helps retain soil moisture and regulate temperature.

  4. Pruning: Prune Acer palmatum cv atropurpureum sparingly to maintain its elegant form and remove any dead or damaged branches. Late winter to early spring is the ideal time for pruning, as the tree is dormant, reducing stress on the plant.

  5. Fertilization: Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in early spring to provide essential nutrients for vigorous growth and vibrant foliage coloration. Follow manufacturer recommendations for application rates.

  6. Protection from Pests and Diseases: Monitor the tree regularly for signs of pests such as aphids, scale insects, or powdery mildew. Address any infestations promptly with organic or chemical control methods to prevent damage to the foliage.

By following these expert cultivation tips, you can ensure the successful growth and thriving beauty of Acer palmatum cv atropurpureum in your garden. Elevate your landscape with this enchanting ornamental tree, prized for its mesmerizing purple foliage and year-round visual interest.

Pictures of this plant were taken on , please keep on mind that the plant may have grown since pictured.Also be aware that most plants change across seasons. If present foliage could have been fallen or change in its color.

Botanical family: Sapinadaceae

Botanical genus: Acer

Botanical species: Acer palmatum atropurpureum


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