The Acer is a striking Japanese maple that provides vibrant colour for most of the year. In spring the large leaves are a purple red which develop to a crimson red in autumn. This tree can be planted in a pot or within borders. Its beautiful colour often makes them a star of your outside space.
Help avoid leaf scorch (when the leaf turns brown) by watering thoroughly during the warmer months.
How to care for Acer
Leaf colour is most vibrant in partial shade.
Don't let the soil dry out.
Thrives in moist, well drained soil. Water well in the hotter months.
Plant with a good quality, peat free compost. Add a layer every spring to ensure nutrients feed through to the roots.
Ensure the soil is well drained. When planting add a drainage medium, such as grit or crocs, to encourage better drainage.