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PlantFiles: Coral Bark Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum 'Bihou'

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Family: Sapindaceae (sap-in-DAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Acer (AY-ser) (Info)
Species: palmatum (pahl-MAY-tum) (Info)
Cultivar: Bihou

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Category:
Shrubs
Trees

Group:
Palmatum (deeply divided leaves)

Height:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Deciduous
Good Fall Color

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors
By grafting
By budding

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive GA_maples On Oct 27, 2013, GA_maples from Danielsville, GA wrote:

'Bihou' is an absolutely stunning tree in the Fall and Winter. A little extra care for the first few years will ensure its success. The following is a quote from the Heritage Seedling catalog with some excellent tips:

"A relatively new introduction from Japan, it has bright yellow
stems and shares with other bright yellow or red-stem selections
susceptibility to Pseudomonas stem blight if it is fertilized too
late in the growing season. Go easy on the nitrogen..."

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Danielsville, Georgia
Tupelo, Mississippi
Kansas City, Missouri



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