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Downy Japanese Maple in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Acer Japonicum Vitifolium

 

Downy Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum are smallish deciduous trees with deeply-lobed leaves which turn red, orange and yellow in autumn. The flowers are red in spring. They have a compact tidy habit that negates the need for heavy pruning. They reach maturity in 10 to 20 years. 'Vitifolium' has leaves with 9 - 11 rounded lobes, which turn purple, red and orange in Autumn.

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plant Features
  • Downy Japanese Maple likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Downy Japanese Maple likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Downy Japanese Maple is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Downy Japanese Maple likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Downy Japanese Maple

Latin name

Acer Japonicum Vitifolium

type

Trees or Shrubs

family

Sapindaceae

ph

4.5 - 6.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Downy Japanese Maple likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Downy Japanese Maple is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Downy Japanese Maple likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Downy Japanese Maple likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Downy Japanese Maple is 2.50meters x 2.50meters 2.50 M 2.50 M

Acer Japonicum Vitifolium

Acer palmatum are smallish deciduous trees with deeply-lobed leaves which turn red, orange and yellow in autumn. The flowers are red in spring. They have a compact tidy habit that negates the need for heavy pruning. They reach maturity in 10 to 20 years. 'Vitifolium' has leaves with 9 - 11 rounded lobes, which turn purple, red and orange in Autumn.


Flowering

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Most acers and maples have somewhat insignificant flowers. The flowers can be green, yellow, orange or red, and usually appear in early Spring, and are an early source of nectar and pollen for bees.

 

Planting

From Late Winter TO Early Spring

Smaller varieties can be grown in pots and containers. The best time for planting is late Winter / early Spring, before the leaves appear

 

Propagating by grafting

From Early Summer TO Mid Summer

Some acers or maples are best propagated by grafting. This certainly applies to 'Shirasawanum' varieties.

 

Propagating by cuttings

From Late Spring TO Mid Summer

Propagation methods vary according to the variety. Most varieties are propagated by means of softwood cuttings.

 
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