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Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki'

Phonetic Spelling
AY-ser pal-MA-tum
Description

A small tree in the maple family that does well as an understory tree in the dappled shade of a woodland garden.  The best leaf color is in partial shade.  They prefer acidic soil so do well interplanted with needled evergreens.  Propagate it by softwood cuttings or grafting.  

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  Aphids and horse chestnut scale are occasional problems. It may be affected by verticillium wilt.

Cultivars / Varieties:
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#fall color#small tree#drought tolerant#interesting bark#specimen#low maintenance#winter interest#fall interest#cottage garden#wind tolerant#asian garden#red fall color#orange fall color
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#fall color#small tree#drought tolerant#interesting bark#specimen#low maintenance#winter interest#fall interest#cottage garden#wind tolerant#asian garden#red fall color#orange fall color
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Acer
    Species:
    palmatum
    Family:
    Sapindaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Grafting
    Stem Cutting
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Leaf scorch, wind, and drought.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 15 ft. 0 in. - 24 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 10 ft. 0 in. - 15 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    12-24 feet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
    Flower Description:
    Insignificant flowers, this tree is prized for its showy leaves.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Orange
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Palmasect
    Leaf Margin:
    Lobed
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Bright green 7 deep lobes serrated margins. Brilliant red to orange fall color.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Asian Garden
    Cottage Garden
    Design Feature:
    Foundation Planting
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Wind