Acer palmatum 'Butterfly'
Japanese Maple - 3 litres
Acer palmatum 'Butterfly' is a great medium sized, upright-growing Japanese maple with eye catching deeply lobed grey green leaves with creamy white margins, prettily edged pink in spring and turning bright magenta in autumn. Clusters of tiny reddish purple flowers in spring are followed by decorative red-winged fruits ('samaras'). Ideal as a lawn specimen or in a mixed border or woodland garden with other Japanese maples, Rhododendrons, Azaleas and Pieris.
Height and spread around 3m by 2m (10ft x 6ft) in 20 years. Best in dappled shade in moist but well-drained, humus-rich soil, sheltered from cold, drying winds.
|Botanical name||Acer palmatum|
|Common name||Japanese Maple|
|Foliage colour||Green, White, Pink, Variegated/Patterned|
|Plant type||Deciduous Shrubs|
|Season of interest||Spring, Summer, Autumn|
|Stem colour||Red, Brown|
|Time to maturity||10 - 20 years|
|Ultimate height||2.6m - 4m|
|Ultimate spread||1.6m - 2.5m|