Acer palmatum 'Skeeters Broom'
Japanese maple - 3 litres
Acer palmatum 'Skeeter's Broom' is a very distinct and attractive, slender upright Japanese maple, with small, neat leaves, bright red in spring, becoming deep purple-red through summer and finally turning bright ruby-red in autumn. Ideal as a lawn specimen, in a mixed border or woodland garden, associating well with other Japanese maples, rhododendrons, pieris and azaleas. Also good in a large container. Height and spread in 20 years up to around 2m by 1.2m.
Plant in moist but well-drained, humus-rich soil, in sun or light shade.
|Botanical name||Acer palmatum|
|British nursery grown||N|
|Common name||Japanese maple|
|Flowering time||Summer, Autumn|
|Foliage colour||Red, Brown|
|Plant type||Ornamental Trees|
|Season of interest||Spring, Summer, Autumn|
|Time to maturity||10 - 20 years|
|Ultimate height||1.6m - 2.5m|
|Ultimate spread||1.6m - 2.5m|
|Useful/additional information||Holds colour very well.|