Colours and scent Flowers: Fruit: Red Leaf: Green Stem: Variegated leaf: No Scent: No
Size and shape Height: 3.00m Height at 10yrs: 1.50m Spread: 3.50m Spread at 10yrs: 1.50m Shape: Bell
Evergreen, Seasons of interest... Blooms/foliage interest in: Spring, Summer, Autumn Evergreen: No, deciduous
Acer palmatum 'Chitose-yama' Japanese maple, Smooth Japanese maple
Plant Names... Botanical name: Acer palmatum 'Chitose-yama' Common name: Japanese maple, Smooth Japanese maple Also known as:
Plant Type... Plant botanical type: Shrub, Tree
Use For... Architectural
Description... A superb form with a dense mound-like habit and graceful, pendulous branches. It is slow growing, reaching around 3m (10ft) in height, with a shape that is often broader than it is high. The leaves are so deeply incised they look quite spiky in appearance. They start purple and turn greenish bronze for summer; then in autumn, there are rich red tones. It produces red winged fruits in late spring which hang decoratively beneath the foliage and move in the breeze.
Awards Royal Horicultural Society's Award of Garden Merit
Typically available as
Acer palmatum 'Chitose-yama'
Planting your new plant
Water the plant thoroughly when you get it home, and plant out as soon as possible. Make the hole for the plant larger that the pot it is in and the same depth. When removing the plant from the pot, squeeze the sides of the pot to loosen it. Loosen the roots of the plant, put the plant in the hole spreading the roots to encourage them to grow outwards. Fill round the edges of the rootball with soil to the same level as the surrounding soil.
Care for your plant
Plants in containers need plant food to thrive when in growth. Seek advice from your retailer regarding best product(s). Follow the packet instructions when applying plant food. Remove fading flowers to encourage fresh ones.
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