Acer palmatum "Beni maiko"

What it is:
Japanese maple,'Beni Maiko' is a striking tree shrub which produces fire-red leaves in early spring. As they mature the leaves appear thin in texture and fade to pinkish-red with green undertones. During the summer the leaves become greenish-red with the main veins remaining red. In the fall the leaves turn a deep pinkish-red which spreads to the center of the leaf until the whole leaf lights up.
Height:
It reaches a height and width of 2,5 m.
Care:
Prefer acidic to neutral soil, moist but well drained, semi-fertile. For best leaf colouring it needs plenty of sun so make sure the roots are well mulched, too.
Watering:
Do not requires a lot of water.
Pruning:
Pruning is not necessary but can be done if you wish to shape it.
Use:
For sunny gardens. It's compact bushy habit makes it suitable in both small and large garden where it also grow well in a container.
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