The Japanese Maple is renowned for its graceful form and elegant five lobed leaves that provide stunning autumn colours from yellow through orange to red, with colour intensifying in cooler climates. A mainstay of Diggers gardens (Cloudehill has Australia's finest specimen), the Japanese Maple brings an air of ethereal beauty to small gardens and balconies where large containers are an option. Requiring little to no maintenance, these reliable performers are big on impact planted as a single speciman, potted feature or in a woodland style copse. An icon of Japanese inspired or themed gardens and perfect for bonsais, they add zen-like qualities and year round beauty. Slow growth rate.
Plant in full sun in free-draining, moist soil. Heat and dry tolerant once established but protect from hot afternoon sun to prevent leaf scorch.