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Metamorphosa Japanese Maple Acer palmatum

Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
Mature Size
13' 10'
Height
5' - 13'
Spread
3' - 10'
  • Details

    Features

    A shrubby Japanese maple noted for the neat texture and ever-changing color of its foliage. In spring, the dissected foliage emerges yellow; a pink margin soon develops, then that shifts to white with shades of reddish-orange in summer. In autumn, the entire leaf transforms to orange-red and eventually red-violet. A finalist in RHS Plant of the Year competition at the Chelsea Flower Show developed by Mr. van Meuwen and Mr. Keijzer of the Netherlands.

    Disease Resistant
    Foliage Interest
    Fall Interest

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    60 - 156 Inches
    Spacing: 
    36 - 120 Inches
    Spread: 
    36 - 120 Inches
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Colors: 
    Orange
    Foliage Shade: 
    Variegated with multiple colors throughout the season
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Spring
    Hardiness Zones: 
    5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Specimen or Focal Point
    Uses Notes: 

    Impressive specimen tree.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Any soil type will do, it's quite adaptable. 

    Doesn't need regular pruning, but if you'd like you can shape it a bit in the springtime. Avoid any regular pruning, as this could negatively impact the beautiful shrubby habit it develops.

    Metamorphosa Acer palmatum ''ARJOS1'' USPP 32, Can PBRAF
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